Many pastors and churches would like to focus their missionary outreach by concentrating on fewer but deeper missionary support relationships. How do you get from here to there?
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This book presents an alternative model for churches, from its leadership structure to its mobilization of the laity, that hopes to recreate the church Jesus and the apostles cultivated: a church not chasing the wind but rather going into the world and making disciples of Jesus.
This book presents a incredibly comprehensive vision for how pastors and ministry leaders can adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology.
The Assistant Treasurer is accountable to the Administration Team for the proper recording of giving by the congregation. The Assistant Treasurer replaces the Treasurer upon retirement and serves as backup Treasurer when the Treasurer is unavailable.
The Pastor of Discipleship is accountable to the Senior Pastor for guiding and equipping members to develop and live in relationships of full-orbed discipleship. Full-orbed discipleship includes pastoral care, spiritual growth and outreach. This position will serve as a member of Shepherd Elders and ex officio member of Service Deacons.
This survey focused on United Methodist clergy, but I would guess that it's conclusions are broadly applicable to clergy from many denominations. "Answering God's call shouldn't be bad for your health. But for about half of all ordained United Methodist clergy, it is."
Many churches rely on paid staff to manage various aspects of ministry, from performing music during worship services to administering outreach programs. Are these paid staff church employees or independent contractors?