Part 1: Three perspectives
First published on this website in August 2014 and last updated in July 2020
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This is the first part of a double article which looks at church offices in six distinct ways. This first part examines the office as the church's:
- reception point - covering three reception messages, the design of the area, training, safety and more;
- communications hub - five types of message that come through the office and their implications;
- staff shield - the perspectives of Minister, office and users and how the office serves the staff.
The second part in Article A34 studies the office as the church's
- community interface
- volunteers' base
- administrative work-station.
Both parts provide principles to consider, ideas to check, examples to assess and questions to answer. The second part can then be accessed here.
Here is the link to this item: A33 - Roles for a church office 1.pdf
This article was updated in July 2020 with minor amendments throughout the text.