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5 Church Administration Issues You Need to Know—But Didn’t Learn in Seminary

From child protection to budgets to property and more, why every pastor needs a working knowledge of management matters.
5 Church Administration Issues You Need to Know—But Didn’t Learn in Seminary
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Ask church pastors about what excites them, and they often enthusiastically share the plans their churches have to reach their cities, build life-sharing small groups, preach and teach the Bible, and develop thriving children’s and youth ministries. The list is seemingly endless.

But ask them about what keeps them up at night, and they often rattle off a list of issues unified by a common theme: church administration. The list usually includes the management of finances, the liabilities of staff or volunteer misconduct, the handling of paperwork, tax compliance, and the upkeep of a facility. This list, too, is seemingly endless—but there is no enthusiasm. The responsibilities are unavoidable, yet they aren’t even remotely close to the reasons pastors get into ministry.

Many pastors lament the lack of education they received on these management matters, further adding to the frustrations. Yet their churches expect them to know what to do. This is one reason we created a ...

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