Wednesday 19 October 2022

9Marks Journal (October 2022) on Church Administration

The latest issue of the 9Marks Journal, available from here in various formats, looks at ‘The Pastor and Church Administration’.

In the Editor’s Note, Jonathan Leeman writes:

‘Church administration is not my favorite church topic. Probably not top twenty, in fact. Yet when you need it, you need it.

‘Who should you hire? When should you fire? How much should you pay? What job titles should you use? What about pastoral sabbaticals and retirement contributions? What’s a constitution good for? These might not be soul-energizing questions but answering them well is a mandate of love for the church…

‘Working together well and peaceably requires attending to administration.

‘We asked a number of lead pastors and administration or executive pastors to help us think through matters like staffing, building, budgets and other policies…

‘Pastors and deacons build up the body of Christ by caring for the staffing structures, pay policies, and building budgets. We pray this Journal will help.’

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