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Leadership Handbook of Management and Administration

ISBN-10: 0801068142
ISBN-13: 9780801068140
Edition: 2007 (Revised)
Authors: James D. Berkley
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Description: This substantial resource offers pastors and church leaders practical insight into the daily issues of running a church. Conceived and compiled by the editors of Leadership journal, this book covers the full spectrum of ministry practice. Readers  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

This substantial resource offers pastors and church leaders practical insight into the daily issues of running a church. Conceived and compiled by the editors of Leadership journal, this book covers the full spectrum of ministry practice. Readers will learn about perennial topics such as time management, negotiating the terms of a call, handling crisis and conflict, hiring and managing staff, conducting special fund drives, spending church money, and dealing with tax and law considerations.This revised and expanded edition of a proven ministry resource contains new contributions from prominent ministry leaders. Contributors include Leith Anderson, Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Luis Palau, John Ortberg, Aubrey Malphurs, and many others.

Introduction
Contributors
Writers
Personal Management
Introduction
The Purpose of Personal Management
A Private and a Public Person
Forms of Accountability
A Healthy Ministry
The Call to Ministry
Biblical Requirements of Leaders
Ordination
Professional Development and Career Tracks
Ambition and Contentment
Our Responsibility to God
Personal Devotions
Personal Prayer
Personal Morality
Personal Ethics
Responsibility to the Ministry
Responsibility to the Larger Church
Community and Civic Responsibilities
Continuing Education
Sabbaticals
Responsibility to Family Members
Children of Pastors
Ministry's Effect on Marriage
A Spouse's Choice of Role
Clergy Divorce
Responsibility to Self
Stress and Mental Health
Vacations and Time Off
Handling Disappointments
Addictions
Time Management
Accessibility versus Productivity
How to Manage Time-saving Technology
Personal Finances
Pastoral Stewardship
Gifts and Privileges
Housing Options
Clergy Taxes
Tentmaking Ministries and Business Ventures
Pension and Retirement Planning
Transitions
Introduction
The Meaning of Church Vocation
When to Move
Retirement
Termination
The Search Process
Preparing a Resume
Candidating and Interviewing
Negotiating the Terms of a Call
Making the Move
Concluding a Ministry
Beginning a New Ministry
Adapting to a New Congregation
Relating with a Previous Pastor
Relating to a Former Parish
Leadership
Introduction
The Meaning of Leadership
Servant Leadership
Leading versus Enabling
The Role of an Associate Pastor
Setting the Vision
Communicating the Vision
Maintaining the Vision
The Responsibilities of Leadership
Setting Up Safeguards
Handling Success
Handling Mistakes
Leading Christians
Understanding Personality Types
Motivating People
Building a Team
Sharing and Delegating Responsibilities
Crisis and Conflict
Change Management
Handling Expectations
Mediation and Arbitration
Pastor-Centered Conflict
Theological Rifts
Natives versus Newcomers
Emergent Church Tension
Emerging Confusion
Paid-Staff Supervision
Introduction
The Meaning of Supervision
Staff Organization
Authority and Responsibility
Staff Relationships and Communication
Personnel Policies
Male-Female Staff Dynamics
Hiring Support Staff
Job Descriptions
Determining Salary Packages
Calling Ministerial and Program Staff
The Search Committee
Interviewing Candidates
Candidating and Voting
Listing the Terms of a Call
Determining Salary Packages
Managing Staff
Training New Workers
Assessing and Improving Effectiveness
Salary Reviews
Mediating Disputes
Supervising Interns
Effective Supervision across the Generations
Terminating Staff
Legal Aspects of Staff Terminations
Volunteer-Staff Supervision
Introduction
The Meaning of Volunteerism
Determining Ministry Needs
Gifts and Abilities
Volunteer Recruitment
The Demographics of Volunteerism
Motivation versus Manipulation
Handling a Lack of Volunteers
Guiding Ill-Suited Volunteers
Volunteer Training
Mentoring
Resources for Training Volunteers
Retraining Veteran Workers
Supporting Volunteers
Imparting Vision to Volunteers
Management
Introduction
The Purpose of Management
Finding a Personal Management Style
Managing Church Government
Working with the Constitution
The Pastor's Role with the Board
The Pastor's Relationship with the Board
Working with a Nominating Committee
Managing the Church Office
The Pastor's Role in Office Management
Church Office Workers
Effective Church Publications
Communication Leadership
Using Spreadsheets
Printing
Mailing and Correspondence
Maintaining a Calendar and Records
Office Furnishings and Layout
Office Supplies and Central Purchasing
Managing the Church Computer System
Computer Buying Tips
Purchasing Management Software
Computer Calendars and PDAs
Desktop Publishing
Developing and Maintaining a Church Website
Church Blogs
Internet-Based Communications
Podcasting
Visual Technology
Managing Buildings and Grounds
Use Policies for Buildings and Equipment
Hiring, Contracting, or Using Volunteers?
Insurance
Safety
Energy Conservation and Ecology
Handicap Access
Parking Lots
Protecting Stained Glass
Church Signs
Managing Construction and Remodeling
The Pastor's Involvement
The Building Committee
Zoning and Permits
Cost Estimation and Control
Conflicts of Aesthetics and Taste
Acoustics
Finances
Introduction
The Purpose of Stewardship
The Pastor's Stewardship Role
Tithing
Preaching Stewardship
To Know Individual Giving or Not?
Planning Stewardship
Unified versus Separate Budgets
Special Offerings
Forming a Policy for Fundraising Activities
Conducting a Special Fund Drive
Selecting a Fundraising Consultant
Financing Building Projects
Bonds and Notes
Receiving and Recording Money
Financial Reporting
Designated Giving
Dealing with Large Gifts
Handling Memorial Gifts
Substantiating Charitable Contributions
Managing and Apportioning Money
Fiduciary Responsibilities
Cash Flow
How to Budget
Zero-Based Budgeting
Financial Audits
Internal Audits
Trusts and Endowments
Handling Church Investments
Spending Church Money
Petty Cash
Payroll
Wise Shopping
Tax and Law Considerations
Liability
Nonprofit Status
Inurement
Clergy Tax Matters
Copyright Law and the Church
Index

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