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The purpose of this course is to help each student identify, understand and develop the fundamental skills of church administration and leadership in a Christian setting.

Course Description

Concepts of leadership applied to the organization of the local church, with special emphasis given to the work and relationships of the pastor and church staff, and to the administrative structure and functions of the church.

Course Objectives

As a result of having taken this course, the student will demonstrate his ability to…

Understand and apply biblical and contemporary principles related to leadership and administration;

Understand the organizational structure of a typical church, including responsibilities and relationships of the pastor, staff, officers, deacons, committees, and organizational leadership;

Understand and apply principles of effective management related to the human, physical, and financial resources of the church;

And to develop a working model for church administration and an administrative framework for its implementation.

Required Textbooks

Powers, Church Administration Handbook. (B&H Academic; 3 Rev Upd edition January 1, 2008)  ISBN-13: 978-0805444902

Lesson 1 – Introduction

Lesson 2 – The Nature and Mission of a Church

Lesson 3 – Leadership Styles

Lesson 4 – Leadership Skills

Lesson 5 – Planning

Lesson 6 – Church Program Organizations

Lesson 7 – Officers and Committees

Lesson 8 – Personnel Administration

Lesson 9 – Managing Physical Resources

Lesson 10 – Planning and Budgeting

Lesson 11 – Financial Procedures

Lesson 12 – What Goes on Down at the Church

Lesson 13 – The Minister’s Personal Life

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