Welcome!Resources − Management


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

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Staff management

see also TN41 and TN49 under other headings

Ref Title
A3 Salary differentials for Christian staff
A case of worldly thinking?
A6 Job descriptions
Advice and examples for staff and volunteers
A8 Worker agreements
Appropriate paperwork for church use
A17 Staff selection step-by-step
From advertisement to interview
A32 Be creative as a line manager
How to develop paid staff
TN17 Suggested questions for an annual review
TN20 Line management in a church staff team
TN37 To pay or not to pay?
TN65 Sharp interview questions
TN66 A daily office for church staff
TN76 How to prepare a job reference
TN80 Staff salary scales
TN85 Preparing a Lone Worker Policy
TN92 How genuine are your GORs?
TN95 Exit interviews for everyone

Church members as workers

See also A6, A8, TN17 and TN85 under 'Staff management'

Ref Title
A10 An introduction to the art of training
Help people learn new skills
A26 The office of Lay Minister
Three proposals for change
TN14 Setting up a Newcomers Team
TN15 How not to delegate!
TN24 Church members can burn out too
TN31 Affirming volunteers
TN36 Square pegs in round holes
TN41 What makes a group a team
TN49 What's going on under the water
TN55 So, who should be in the dock?
TN60 Administrator types
TN79 'One another' teams
TN90 Put someone in charge
TN100 Why some offer, why some don't

The life of church members

Ref Title
A31 Helping people back to church
Basics we often overlook
TN10 What do Christians do between Sundays?
TN27 Saying good-bye to church members
TN30 How to give and receive criticism
TN34 Closing down a church activity
TN59 Don't you dare change anything!
TN83 The service isn't over yet
TN95 Exit interviews for everyone

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


I have found so many bits of information really helpful, especially from the point of view of strategic thinking and maintaining an overview which is sometimes difficult in the detail of work.

A curate in an email - September 2016
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