The Importance Of Church Administration

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Assessing and assessment reports within the church are a crucial and essential part of creating organization and order within the church administration and staff. You have got to know where you are before you can make a plan toward where you sense God is leading. Without assessments and reporting in the church; acquiring higher quality servant leaders would be difficult to attain. In this active culture of today it’s necessary to have just as much of an active church administration. Robert Welch, dean of the School of Education Ministries and professor of administration at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, explains in Church Administration: Creating Efficiency for Effective Ministry, that within church administration “there should be …show more content…
Managing the human resources within the church can be somewhat difficult. It is important that each member realize the dignity of that of another member. The Bible says, “God is not a God of disorder but of peace” (Holy Bible, New Int. Vers. 1 Cor. 14.33). All people are created in the image and likeness of God. In the department of human resource management it is vital that the team realize the significance of their work. In Pope John Paul II’s encyclical letter Laborem Exercens (On Human Work), he notes that “it is through work that people become co-creators with God in transforming the world” (par. 11). Gateway has staff development every month for every staff member to attend so that there may be discipleship and community within the staff of the church. It is important that staff members know their positions and function in that position. Patricia Lotich, author of Smart Church Management: A Quality Approach to Church Administration comments that “people must know their expectations, so you write the expectations or goals down and communicate expectations clearly” (78). In human resource management, each individual person should feel free to act and make choices according to the good and benefit of the church. The right of deciding and acting freely is joined with responsibility and accountability from others co-workers. It is also important that the senior pastor have a balanced, efficient and beneficial relationship with the members in their workforce. In church administration it is important for staff members to know the ethics and foundation of the church as well. Human resource management is not just so that people know their job and their function, but also so that people are able and free to excel in their job and function. It is crucial for churches to have human resources so that

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