Have you ever visited a construction site before the walls are finished and the dry wall is put into place? If so, you’ve probably noticed the myriad of wires and pipes woven into the hidden recesses of the building. These items provide ventilation, internet connectivity, plumbing, security system monitoring, and much more.
We don’t think about those items in the buildings we work and worship in until they aren’t functioning properly. In a similar fashion, the management side of ministry isn’t often noticed unless it’s not working well. For example, as a congregation grows, a system that used to be effective may now be insufficient. Just think about trying to use the same A/C unit from your home in the church building – that’s definitely not going to keep the place cool.
Are your current systems and processes effectively supporting your congregation and church leadership? If so, are they also scalable to support a growing congregation? If you couldn’t answer “yes” to both questions, consider using the following process with your team:
First, evaluate the following management areas:
- Financial Processes & Controls
- Volunteer management
- HR processes including hiring and staff development
- Policies & procedures – safety / security,…