Our church belongs to a church coalition in our neighbourhood. Is it permissible to allot employee hours from our church to manage the coalition's bookkeeping?
Attached is an example of a job description for a Pastor/Director of Faith Formation.
Dr. Richard Harms has a unique relationship to the CRC, serving as Curator of Archives for the past 20 years. Before retiring, he shares his calling to this work and his hopes for the future of record management.
Our church is considering recognizing the birthdays of all our members. Do other church Administrative Assistants have experience with this and/or suggestions about how to proceed?
Christianity Today recently published an article identifying the top 5 church design trends to look for in the year ahead. I'd love to know, have you seen these trends at your church?
Planning Center Online ("PCO") is a subscription based scheduling service designed to assist churches with putting together worship services. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to help!
The pension plans for ordained pastors have some really interesting methods of calculating pensions payable. Using country-wide average salaries and excluding clergy housing allowances are but two examples.
As a new church administrator, I'd like to ensure that I'm up to date on possible changes to Canadian legislation related to CRA, insurance, AODA, employment standards, etc. Any ideas?
If your congregation is still wrestling with the question of whether or not to require background checks, here are a few guidelines to help you through the evaluation process.
Attached is a Ministry Evaluation form tool that was developed by one church to assist in evaluating their ministry programs by gathering feedback from volunteer ministry leaders.
On January 1, 2017, new accessibility requirements come into effect from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Is your church ready?
Planning offerings for the coming year? Use this online (or printable) calendar to help plan the offering schedule for your church.
The changes involving Home Missions and World Mission are really significant (lots of time, effort, resources and money are being spent on this). Let's discuss these changes in one place on The Network.
This position description is intended to provide a broad overview of the position Associate Pastor.
Can anyone share with me their staffing grid (job position titles and how many hours each position works) for a church with 300-350 members?
Are World Missions & Home Missions still two separate ministries? I had heard that they were combining. Our church has been taking separate offerings for them and I was wondering if that is correct.
Our pastor will be going to another church in January after service for 17 years. I would like to find some resources to help plan a farewell service. Any fun or meaningful ideas?
Our church (Trinity CRC) is considering changing to the model of having a Senior Pastor and an Associate Pastor. Do you use this model? If so, would you be willing to share job descriptions for BOTH positions?
Have any churches considered switching from a 501(c)(3) status to 508(c)(1)(a)?
Does anyone presently use cloud storage for Council documents or have tips/suggestions for an online storage of Council files?
I am a clerk of council and need to transfer the credentials of a minister who has since retired and joined another congregation. Is this an actual form or can I simply draft a letter?
Do we need to expand our articles of incorporation to reflect our relationship with the CRC and more?
What's the best way to let church volunteers know they're appreciated? If you've been a volunteer, what expression of "thanks" has meant the most to you?
You don’t need a reminder that Easter is quickly approaching. But as you’re fine-tuning your plans, I want to offer a few ideas for how you can make sure your work benefits the most people possible.