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These notes were first published on this website in December 2015 and last updated in November 2017

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Categories: Leadership , Management


We are used to the idea of one church member taking overall responsibility for church finances. This is the Church Treasurer.

These notes make a case for extending this idea to other broad areas of ministry in churches of all sizes so that one person has overall responsibility. You would then have a team of workers under a leader rather than a committee of talkers. There is a worked example for church communications. Other ideas suggested include:

  • visitor care and integration;
  • every-member ministry;
  • outreach and service;
  • employment of staff.

The notes list seven advantages of this idea, followed by seven potential dangers. They also raise the issue of accountability.


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Author's notes

These notes were updated in November 2017 with minor amendments throughout the text.