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.