Article by Adam Johannes
The role of a church administrator is involved, engaging and varied. Sometimes you will be dealing with sensitive issues so a hands-on attitude and nurturing personality are a must. Congregational leaders will look to your team to support and inspire development. You will be working a part of a team evolving an infrastructure which will give spiritual support to future generations. It is a big responsibility but, through collaboration and communication, a worthwhile one.
Initially you might consider what you can bring to the role, and discover through speaking to ministry staff and congregational leaders what it entails, and what our goals for the future are. There are several areas of importance in church management. Financial, correspondence, educational, organizational and delegation all fall to the ministry and the role consistently offers a varied palette of work.
There is great joy and satisfaction to be taken from this sort of work. Your presence helps drive the church to a brighter future and the opportunity to serve as a spiritual figure-head in your community. Church management isn’t something that can be achieved by a single person and an integral ethos of the church is team work. You will have the opportunity to work directly with pastors and other congregational leaders to ensure the ministry is serving the community the best way it can.
It is vital we keep an open mind and take the time to listen to each other to achieve our goals. Church management relies on the vision of the collective and ideas and inspiration could come from any source. High standards of education and charitable activity mean there is always something going on. You don’t have to feel pressured to come up with solutions all by yourself, but a positive attitude and energy are a must!
Whilst Church management relies on contributors from every level of involvement, ministry positions are different in that they are carried out by qualified personnel. Just like an office, we need individuals adept in business management, safety procedures, human resources, accountancy, education, publication and law, to name a few. You will be working to build positive relationships within the community, founding programmes to aid charitable causes and ensuring the maintenance and care of church property.
You will need to keep records, make appointments and organise the maintenance and upgrading of church facilities and keep a professional and friendly demeanour in all communications. You will be a representative of the Christian Faith, and as such it is important you promote Christian values whilst demonstrating Christian morals.
Ultimately the Church is looking for passionate, driven and knowledgeable individuals to join the growing family of Christ. The right candidate would be a great team player with enthusiasm and ideas and a genuine desire to aid growth, working to keep people in touch with God and his teachings.
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