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Creative organisation

My purpose is to champion the ministry of 'creative organisation' in churches. Here are the six areas I work in to achieve this, this time with specific examples to show what each might mean in practice.

  

1: Personal support for Christian leaders

Working with all in positions of church and mission leadership to help you to:

  •  define your role and priorities
  •  understand yourself as the person God has made you
  •  organise your life and work effectively
  •  manage your own administration and deskwork
  •  cope with the pressures of leadership
  •  work with (or as) an Associate and in teams.
     
     

2: Management training for Ministers and mission executives

Helping leaders develop good people-skills to enable you to:  

  •  understand management and delegation
  •  mobilise and support the church’s volunteer workers
  •  appoint, manage and develop staff
  •  lead small groups and teams well
  •  set up and run an effective welcome ministry
  •  be aware of relevant employment legislation.
     
     

3: Structural review for Trustees and Church Councils

Designing structures to enable God’s work to flourish by helping you to:

  •  appraise the working of the Board (for a mission agency)
  •  set up an appropriate leadership team (in a church)
  •  structure paid and volunteer staff
  •  organise and/or lead business meetings that achieve their aim
  •  simplify committee structures to move you into mission mode
  •  shape a salary scheme to serve your vision.
     
     

4: Creative tools for strategic planners

Taking a big-picture overview of a church or mission agency by helping you to:  

  •  undertake appropriate health-checks and overall assessment
  •  explore your Christian foundations and calling
  •  clarify purpose and define vision
  •  identify distinctive values in a pastoral setting
  •  set future plans under Christ’s control
  •  discover how to handle issues of organisation and change.
     
     

5: Practical advice for Christian communicators

Offering help to put your message across in a range of settings to enable you to: 

  •  understand the communication process (as preacher, speaker, writer)
  •  write/design a website, news-sheet or outreach leaflet
  •  keep the church in touch through innovative newsletters and reports
  •  speak in public or lead a training session
  •  lead intercessions or read lessons at church services
  •  make good use of the local press and other media for outreach.
     
     

6: Fresh thinking for administrators and helpers

Providing motivation and basic skills to enable you to:

  •  assess building needs
  • prepare a financial appeal
  •  rethink the practice of Christian stewardship/giving
  •  run an effective church or mission office
  •  understand and appreciate God’s gifts of administration
  •  design systems and plan major events.
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Examples

Note that these six areas then form the six categories used in the Resources section of this site.

Here they appear as: Leaders, Managers, Trustees, Planners, Communicators, Administrators.

There as: Leadership, Management, Structures, Planning, Communication, Administration.

  

Quote:

Thank you of course for the website. It's a mine of good information.

Email from a Minister - January 2017