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First published on this website in August 2016 and last updated in September 2017

Words: 8900
Size: 330 kB
Categories: Administration , Structures

Synopsis

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:

  1. To turn the vision into reality
  2. To enable continual change for effectiveness
  3. To manage people well
  4. To co-ordinate all aspects of organisation
  5. 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.

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Author's notes

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.