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First published on this website in August 2016 and last updated in September 2017
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.
Here is the link to this item: A38 - Appointing an Operations Manager.pdf
The website now includes Article A42, What do Church Administrators do?, which is concerned with the role of a Church Administrator as opposed to an Operations Manager, although there is some overlap between these two posts.