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.
"AdMinistry unpacks topics that can overwhelm church leaders: budgets, personnel, legalities, and facilities. It offers tools that will help leaders avoid unnecessary pitfalls and instill order and strategic planning any time of the year."
—Rosario Picardo, Campus Pastor and Executive Pastor of New Church Development, Ginghamsburg Church, Tipp City, OH
“AdMinistry teaches concepts and practices that will help you every ministering day of your life.”
—Scott Cormode, Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
“AdMinistry is a must-read for any pastor who desires the administrative life of his or her church to be incarnational and transformative.”
—Bruce R. Ough, Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church
"AdMinistry is the all-in-one resource for pastors who are serious about honoring God through the right ordering of the congregations they lead.”
—Sue Nilson Kibbey, Director, Office of Missional Church Development, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church
"Tom Tumblin served Ginghamburg Church for nearly ten years, at a time when we were experiencing pressing growth. He oversaw and coordinated the development of our 134-acre current campus. I know of no one with more hands-on experience in church administration.”
—Mike Slaughter, Lead Pastor, Ginghamsburg Church, Tipp City, OH