Church Administration and Finance
Shepherding the church requires up-to-date knowledge of budgets, insurance, financial management, personnel organization, audits, and legal liability. These responsibilities are complex and ever-changing. While as pastor, you are called to be a faithful steward of the church's resources and an effective planner of its ministries, you need facts and skills to get your job done. This book will help you organize and weave your way through the often complex business of the church.
Definition of Ad-Ministry and What It Means to be an Ad-Minister
A Theological Model for Ad-Ministry
The Church as an Organization
Stewarding People--Paid and Unpaid Staff
Staffing the Volunteer Organization
Stewarding Resources--Finances and Budgeting
Stewarding Places and Spaces
Stewarding Fiduciary Responsibility--Legal and Liability Issues
Stewarding the Mission of God
Strategic Planning to Fulfill God's Call on Your Congregation
Includes templates, and samples, including Church Staff Review forms, Staff Growth Plans, Offering Tracking Logs, Financial Statements, Property Inventory Worksheets, and Emergency Procedures Worksheets.
For churches and religious nonprofits, the business of business is not business - it is ministry. However, these organizations still have to plan. Because organization is needed to accomplish specific tasks, leadership must train and motivate workers for progress and effectiveness. "Church Administration "will assist pastors and church administrators in becoming effective and efficient leaders, managers, and administrators.
Twelve chapters deal with the following vital areas:
- An Introduction to Administration
- Basics for Administration
- Documents for Administration
- Organizing the Church
- Administering Personnel Resources
- Administering Financial Resources
- Administering Physical Resources
- Administering the Office
- Administering Risk Management
- Administering Planning Activities
- Administering Program Ministries
- Administering Support Activities
Current church planting, growth, and development strategies cannot be sustained.
We need to work smarter in our rapidly changing world.
We must become disruptive.
And yet we typically hesitate to embrace change. We like our traditions. We prefer our familiar patterns and comfortable ruts.
Still, America has dramatically changed. And make no mistake, such change is affecting the church, and more change is coming. So the way we understand things must also change. We must disrupt the status quo, create new patterns, embrace new models, and promote new forms to advance the gospel in our increasingly diverse and cynical society.
In Disruption, thought-leading author and pastor Mark DeYmaz presents a proven, practical guide to help you rethink your approach to church. Whether your congregation is currently growing, plateauing, or declining, if you are a church planter or pastor, or a denominational or network leader, this book is for you. Mark will help you understand why we need to challenge conventional wisdom, learn what new practices to establish and how current metrics are not the primary measure of a church's influence.
Disrupters turn the way we do things on its head. They . . .
Mark DeYmaz is a disrupter. And in Disruption he challenges you to join him in preparing the American church for the unpredictable future.
To advance spiritual, social, and financial transformation in your city,
read this book to become more like Christ--a disruptor.