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First published on this website in July 2001 and last updated in June 2013

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Categories: Administration


An explanation of ten creative concepts which lie at the heart of good administration in churches.

  1. Get your theology straight!
  2. Ask the question 'Why?'
  3. Make lists
  4. List priorities
  5. Put yourself in other people's shoes
  6. Watch the second line
  7. Keep all three tenses in mind
  8. Be realistic about your resources
  9. Do not be frightened to plan
  10. Aim for simplicity.


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These notes have been updated in June 2013 with minor alterations to the text.

Hi there!

Thank you for giving me confidence in the decision made to appoint me as Parish Administrator- having read your synopsis I can see now why I was chosen. Also to be reminded not to take 'blocking' to heart and to stay strong! (No real probs so far though)

It's good to have online support!


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