Church Policies and Procedures: Common-Sense Guides for Administering Churches in a Complex World: Common (Paperback)
Churches are essential to God's gospel mission among humankind. God chose the church, Christ's own bride, to carry his good news to all nations. Yet church pastors, leaders, and members pursue God's gospel mission in a complex, enemy-patrolled, broken world. Pastoring, leading, and administering a church can be daunting. Thankfully, God's Word offers his wisdom for church leadership and administration. God's Spirit also supplies his discernment for administrative excellence. This manual offers many church policies and procedures, informed by God's scripture and Bible accounts, on the subjects of governance, personnel, volunteers, finance, facilities, security, ministries, and other functions. We learn from God's Word, even as we learn from one another. Don't reinvent the proverbial wheel. Consider this manual's policies and procedures, themselves informed by the discernment of many others. The authors are an experienced Moody Bible Institute professor who teaches applied theology and church ministries, and heads pastoral studies, and an experienced lawyer and law professor who teaches nonprofit law, forms and advises churches, and directs church operations.