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Resources e-letter 16:4 - August 2016

Here is news of a major new Article A38, Appointing an Operations Manager - or reviewing an existing post, and a listing of other items on the website relevant to staff employment.
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NEW: Appointing an Operations Manager’

… or reviewing an existing post

What exactly is a church Operations Manager? This article seeks to explain this role and to show that it is much more than simply a senior Church Administrator. It suggest five purposes:

  • To turn the vision into reality.
  • To enable continual change for effectiveness.
  • To manage people well.
  • To co-ordinate all aspects of organisation.
  • To release the pastoral staff for church growth.

This is a leadership role within a church's senior staff team requiring a range of specialist skills while focusing on strategy more than daily detail.

The article includes 18 areas of possible responsibility including all operational areas of Sunday services, communications, decision-making systems and structures, HR, IT, church policies, risk management, strategic plan, systems.

Appointing an Operations Manager – or reviewing an existing post is now available at A38 on the Articles page of the website.


Other items relevant to staff appointments

Not into an Operations post?  Some of these may be more relevant for you.

On the Articles page

Salary differentials for Christian staff – A3

Job descriptions – A6

Staff selection step-by-step – A17

Be creative as a line manager – A32


On the Training Notes page

Suggested questions for an annual review – TN17

Line management in a church staff team – TN20

To pay or not to pay – TN37

Appointing an Administrator – TN40

Sharp interview questions – TN65

Staff salary schemes – TN80

Preparing a Lone Worker policy – TN85

How genuine are your GORs? – TN92


Thank you for your interest in the Resources section of my website and with my warmest good wishes