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TN138 Categories for church operations

First published on this website in April 2022 and last updated in April 2024

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Categories: Administration , Planning


These notes are written for anyone involved across every aspect of church operations. They provide a categorisation system for the whole operational area based on what I have used for many years.

There are three levels of categories. The top layer has five categories, and in the second layer each of these is broken down into three. These two layers may be summarised as follows:

P:         Operations – people (leadership, management, structures)
O:        Operations – organisation (planning, communication, administration)
L:         Church life (God-ward, us-ward, out-ward)
C:         Church issues (health, debates, overview)
D:         Discipleship (study, Bible, life)

A third layer then gives each second-layer category up to eight sub-divisions.

The hope is that operational staff and volunteers will be able to adapt this outline to fit themselves and their role. I am very aware that these notes will only be of interest to a limited number of people!


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Author's notes

These notes were updated in April 2024 with minor amendments to the layout.