Your "business" is ministry and your talents are teaching and preaching---but administrative tasks are vital to running your organization. From the front desk to the back room, this new edition of Welch's guide will help you train your staff to become efficient, effective leaders. Chapters discuss documentation; personnel and financial resources; risk management; and more. 416 pages, softcover from B&H.
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."
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.