How do we best get local compensation data for church secretaries, administrative assistants, youth directors, custodians, Kids Hope directors, music directors, and a variety of other very important staff positions at our churches?
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Every person needs to feel appreciated. Pastors, and their spouses, are no exception. I remember getting movie tickets in the mail. No note, just tickets. It brought tears to my eyes. A small thing? Some would think so, but to us it was huge.
It is comforting to know we serve a God who promises to one day set us free from the boundaries of time. But, until then, serving God involves discerning how best to use our gifts and resources – including time. Many Christians choose to offer a portion of their time in the form of
Church Administration is a gift that takes a mix of science (procedures, processes, and techniques) and art (sensitivity to people gifts, needs, situations, and timing). If you have the gift or passion for administration please consider volunteering as a guide, regular contributor, or guest blogger.
Cost considerations aside, the topic of insurance in a church setting can be a hot one. Some have the perspective that “with the Lord on our side, who even needs insurance?” Some arrive at the same conclusion by taking a pragmatic approach, determining that the risk is just too low and the premiums too high to warrant coverage.
Believe it or not, there are some folks whose hearts beat a little faster when they get to fill in a form. Yup. They actually like filling in all the boxes. If you’re one of these people, you understand. If you’re not, please don’t quit reading. This post is really for you.
The most common symbol for accessibility features an image of someone in a wheelchair—lifeless, helpless, passive. Temporarily able-bodied people tend to look at people who have disabilities that way, seeing need without recognizing capability and giftedness. A new icon pushes that stereotype aside.
Unfortunately we often write policies or establish practices after we are presented with a question or event and we establish a policy in a reactionary mode. We may even write a new policy geared to the specifics of a situation without much regard for what similar events might come up down the road.
As a mom who tries to get the most bang out of her budgetary buck, I stock up on a few specifics each season—beach toys and towels at the end of summer and gift wrap and greeting cards after Christmas. As a church administrator there are likely a few key times when you also load up on supplies. From pens to toilet tissue, candles to printer ink, you know when and where...
At CrossWay Church, we have found a great free tool that has really helped with our worship planning and volunteer management. It is called Service Builder.net