Church Administration: Creating Efficiency for Effective Ministry

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B&H Publishing Group, Jul 15, 2011 - Religion - 416 pages
For churches and religious nonprofit operations, the business of business is not business - it is ministry. Still, such institutions have to make plans. Because skilled organization is needed to accomplish specific tasks, a leader must train and motivate workers in progress and effectiveness. This second edition of Church Administration helps pastors and church staff become effective and efficient leaders, managers, and administrators. Among the topics discussed are: Adminstration Documents, Organizing the Church, Administering Personnel Resources, Financial Resources, Physical Resources, and Administering Risk Management. 

Writing for students as well as those already in this line of work, author Robert H. Welch promises, "If you understand the tenants of general administration and the techniques of ministerial leadership your job will be made significantly easier."
 

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Very Practical Book on Church Administration

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I purchased this for a class on Church Leadership and Administration at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Welch actually taught the class. This book is a solid guide to the many nuances of ... Read full review

Contents

An Introduction to Administration
1
Basics for Administration
21
Documents for Administration
48
Organizing the Church
66
Administering Personnel Resources
105
Administering Financial Resources
155
Administering the Physical Resources
186
Administering the Office
242
Administering Risk Management
272
Administering Planning Activities
297
Administering Program Ministries
323
Administering Support Activities
348
Notes
389
Index
395
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Robert H. Welch (Ph.D., M.A.R.E.) is Retired Professor of Administration and Hugh Seborn Simpson Chair of Administration in Religious Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

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