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Administration

The following index lists all the resources (Articles, Training Notes and Health-checks) that have an administration theme. Most of these will be headed in this way, but some may have another heading with a cross-reference to Administration in the box at the end.

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Principles of administration

Ref Title
A15 Christian administration?
A theological introduction
A27 Reliability in ministry
For administrators and leaders
TN4 Advice for all church administrators
TN21 Ideas for a sermon on administration
TN72 Church administration explained: part 1
TN73 Church administration explained: part 2

Offices and Administrators

Ref Title
A33 Roles for a church office
Part 1: Three perspectives
A34 Roles for a church office
Part 2: Three more perspectives
TN26 A checklist for an office move
TN40 Appointing an Administrator
TN60 Administrator types
TN68 Administrators who miss the point
TN77 Administrator wisdom
TN86 Customer care for churches?

IT and personal administration

Ref Title
A1 Pass or file?
How to get excited about filing!
A11 Become a better emailer
...and make everyone happy
A14 Create a quality website
...by asking the right questions
A25 Working from home
Boundaries, discipline and space
A36 Sorting out your study
Part 1: The space in the room
A37 Sorting out your study
Part 2: The stuff in the room
TN23 How to do 'To Do' lists
TN46 A beginner's guide to IT security
TN53 A simple email filing system
TN57 Clear your clutter!

Administering buildings and finance

Ref Title
A7 Understanding stewardship
A basis for Christian teaching
A16 Funding a capital project
...by direct giving
A18 Administering church funds
A call for a fresh approach
A28 Rooms to let
Hiring out your church premises
TN19 Key words for a financial appeal
TN29 What's your real church income?
TN33 Danger at church!
TN44 The message of your buildings
TN85 Preparing a Lone Worker Policy
TN98 An outline Church Financial Policy

All the above

Ref Title
HC4 Church Health Review
Part 1: Explanation
HC5 Church Health Review
Part 2: Questions and tests
HC6 Christian Effectiveness Model
Part 1: Explanation
HC7 Christian Effectiveness Model
Part 2: Questions and tests
Administration

Quote:

We used your A18 'Administering church funds' as a starter at our deacons’ meeting last night - it provoked some profound and much needed discussion around discipleship and commitment in more than simply financial terms; so once again, thank you.

A Baptist Minister in an email - October 2016
  
  
 

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