The Gift of Administration

Created on September 23rd, 2013

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Articles and resources to assist you in growing your top spiritual gifts as revealed by the Spiritual Gifts Inventory, based on the study, Serving from the Heart.

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Twelve Keys to an Effective Church

Twelve Keys to an Effective Church

By Kennon L. Callahan
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of one of the most trusted and authoritative strategic resources for church leaders In this second edition of his groundbreaking book…
Get Organized for 2013!

Get Organized for 2013!

By Ministry Matters
As end-of-year responsibilities pile up—often in the form of event invitations, gift receipts, worship plans to review, requests for care and counseling, and plenty of cards … read more
Spring Planning: 4 Critical Tasks

Spring Planning: 4 Critical Tasks

By Wade Griffith
The busyness of Christmas and other end-of-year tasks can make it hard to hit the ground running in a new year. I hear ya. I feel ya, too. Lent came early this year, and Easter… read more
7 Practices of Effective Ministry

7 Practices of Effective Ministry

By multiple authors
There’ s no scoreboard in the sanctuary, and the only plate is probably for the offering. But every church leader needs to know how to win, and every congregation needs to…

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bulletins and Newsletters

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bulletins and Newsletters

By Jessica Miller Kelley
It's a rare church that has a graphic designer on staff, or even an experienced professional willing to volunteer for the sometimes-tedious task of compiling the information for… read more
Order and Chaos

Order and Chaos

By Shane Raynor
I was talking to someone the other day about spiritual struggles. This person is an athlete, and he has always found physical discipline to be much easier than spiritual and… read more
Statistics in Worship?

Statistics in Worship?

By Alex Joyner
Enough statistics ABOUT worship; how about statistics IN worship? Sound crazy? Maybe. But maybe not. At a recent chaotic and unfocused council meeting, my associate pastor Peter… read more
Praying Our Stats

Praying Our Stats

By Peter Surran
Last month my senior pastor, Alex Joyner, whose title reflects his position in the church, not his age, wrote about a litany I had crafted for our Council on Ministries worship… read more
Administration in the Small Membership Church

Administration in the Small Membership Church

By Dr. John H. Tyson
For many pastors, church administration may be their least favorite area of ministry. But whether they love it or loathe it, they probably spend more time on administration than…
Improve Your Communication: Q&A with Kem Meyer

Improve Your Communication: Q&A with Kem Meyer

By Kem Meyer
Your church has a valuable message to share. But before people in the congregation or community encounter that message, they encounter you. What are you saying? How are you… read more
Two Essentials for More Effective Announcements

Two Essentials for More Effective Announcements

By Jessica Miller Kelley
It’s great when an event announcement leaves people wanting more. But it’s not so great when the “more” they are wanting is basic information like when and … read more
What Every Pastor Should Know

What Every Pastor Should Know

By multiple authors
Pastors and church leaders are constantly faced with strategic questions. How much staff does the church need? How many workers are needed in the nursery this month? When is the…