Thursday, June 29, 2017

NEWS- Going Back To Old Manuscript Template See Image.

The college always used this transcript back in 2013. I like it, also working on a new blue color degree will match the transcript.
A transcript is not normally put on a wall, I send 2 copies, in and email one time.

99.9% of ALL students to date have decided on free soft copy documents, a true 100% FREE Bible College.
The Documents have come a long way, as this college has. Look at the degree for the 100% free ministry school, wild-yes we have come a long way.

This will be used effective July 1, 2017
The Images are soft copy not hard. Hard copy degree has gold embossed sticker, signatures , by hand. As said under 1 % ever order documents , the school can always use any help to keep this a 100% free accredited, globally known on line true bible college.

Dr Dan  Dean-Founder

Image please LOL.


                                                         
The Old one, there was one before this, it had all old English fonts and much worse, hay it was and is free. NOTE-Even the name, writing was different a little.





                                                              
And yes you have seen the current degree, so far the vote is, stay with the old, so for now the degree will stay as is. example, you ask OK,

                                                           




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Valedictorian Bible College Year End June 2017 Dr. Sukariawati Widjaja

The College School end its year on June 30, this is when we must have accreditation, so I made that the end of year, so once again after 5 plus years I see another School year end, time goes by fast.

This student was chosen because the content of work and the massive amounts of pages.
She always turns in 100 plus page work amazing and good content.
The college has far exceeding my expectations 100% PTL.
This women of God lives with her son, Ryan, both are in the college they are from Indonesia and now in Sydney Australia


                                                                  


June 2017 Valedictory Speech.-Dr. Sukariawati Widjaja

I would like to begin by thanking Dr Danny Abaldo, the Dean of “Truth And Mercy Institute” who amazingly dedicate himself to getting me to this point.

We all need to be equipped to become Ministers or Servants of the Lord in order to face the world and the growing people for atheism, agnosticism, pagan, backsliders, and people whom have not received the Saviour in their lives or departed from the teaching of Jesus Christ.

Many people believed that we can serve the Lord without study and preparation. The Lord Himself trained His disciples for three and a half years, and remember Paul said that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:12-13, NKJV).

We therefore need to be equipped and be taught properly which we can find the good Dean and teachers in ‘Truth and Mercy Institute’ that teach us how to be effective as disciples of the Lord in our own unique context.

Do our best to present ourselves to the Lord as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth to the people; by seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to us. (2Timothy 2:15, Matthew 6:33, NKJV).

AMEN.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Dry Run To Students-From Dr Dan Dean

I am doing a short post to go with this months monthly all have got in email.
Imagine websites are down, my email not working, yes its all happened and It takes no imagination it is real.
The days of a Free internet are limited so use this site as I said in the monthly and check see if you see this ?
Check the site often for eample student work andf announcments about the college or from the Dean Dr Dan Abaldo.
Love you all 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

D.Admin Course 7-Student Arnold T.T. Wilson

TRUTH AND MERCY INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED MINISTRY STUDIES
PROGRAM:
Doctor of Church Administration
COURSES TITLE:
                                            TIME MANAGEMENT, II
COURSE CODE:
DCA. 007
COLLEGE DEAN:
Dr. Danny Abaldo
Program Professor:
Dr. Samuel Odame – Anti
STUDENT:
Arnold T.T. Wilson

DATE OF SUBMISSION:
                                                     April 29, 2017


INTRODUCTION

Many people today don’t use their time very well and Christians are of no exception. “There is no doubt that the responsibilities & pressures of this world scream for our attention” ( www. Gotquesiton. Org/ Bible).

In my view, effective time management allows a Christina to see God’s longer perspective in a more positive way.

The myriad of things pulling us in different directions makes it all too easy for our time to get swallowed up in mundane (lesser matters), thus, relegating endeavors that have eternal values.

It’s my fervent hope and pray that this research work will provide some insights for those who will read it.

Peace & Life.”




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  1. What is Time Management?

There are various definition of time management. However, for the purpose of this study, I shall consider the following definitions provided by www.managementstudyguide.com:

  • Time Management refers to managing time effectively so that the right time is allocated to the right activity.
  • Time Management refers to making the best use of time as time is always limited.
  • Effective time management allows individuals to assign specific time slots to activities as per their importance.


  1. Importance of Time Management
It is rightly said, “Time and Tide wait for no man.” An individual should understand the value of time for him to succeed in all aspect of life. People who waste time are the ones who fail to create an identity of their own ( www.managementstudyguide.com). This is very true.

Our inability to adequately manage time usually leads to many of the unfulfilled goals in our lives. I personally believe that effective time management puts an individual in an advantageous position when it comes to setting goals and measuring achievements.

Good time management enables you to work smarter – not harder -
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So that you get more done in less time, even when time is tight and pressures are high ( Mind Tolls). Failing to manage, time damages your effectiveness & causes stress.

Good time management requires an important shift in focus from activities to results: Being busy isn’t the same as being effective “ (Mind Tools Club). It is possible to be busy but doing nothing worthy.

The highest achievers in our world today manage their time exceptionally well. Spending your day in a frenzy of activity often achieves less because you are dividing your attention between so many different tasks.


  1. BENEFITS OF TIME MANAGEMENT

The benefits of time management are enormous. However, we are going to look at few from the Mind Tools.com. Good Time Management provides:
  • A better professional reputation
  • Less stress
  • Increased opportunities for advancement, and
  • Greater opportunities to achieve important life and career goals.
  1. CONSEQUENCES OF POOR TIME MANAGEMENT

According to Mind Tools. Com, failing to manage your time effectively can have some unbearable consequences:
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  • Inefficient work flow
  • A poor professional reputation and a stalled career
  • High stress levels

  1. COMPONENTS OF TIME MANAGEMENT
Time Management includes but not limited to:
  1. Effective planning – planning your day well in advance. Prepare, as to do list or a “Task Plan.”
  2. Setting Goals & Objectives-set targets for yourself and make sure they are realistic ones and achievable.
  3. Setting deadlines – set deadlines for yourself and strive hard to complete tasks ahead of deadlines.
  4. Delegation of Responsibilities delegate roles and responsibilities as per interest and specialization of employees for them to finish tasks within deadlines.
  5. Prioritizing tasks – Prioritize tasks as per their importance and urgency.
  6. Spending the right time on the right activity – develop the habit of doing the right thing at the right time.
Work done at the wrong time is not of much use.

For effective Time Management an individual needs to be organized, focused and time conscious.



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THE BIBLE’S PERSPECTIVE OF TIME MANAGEMENT
The Bible talks a lot about the significance of time Management. Time Management is important because of the brevity of our lives. Our earthly sojourn is significantly shorter than we are inclined to think.

As the Psalmist David so aptly points out, you have made my days a mere handbreadth: the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s Life is but a breath” (Psalms 39:4-5) ( www.gotquestions.org/ Bible).

James the apostle puts it this way; “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” (James 4:14).

Actually, our time on this earthly barely registers on the eternal radar screen. To live as God would have us live, it is important that Christians make the best possible use of the time allotted them.

Also, concerning time management, the prophet Mosses says, “Teach us to remember our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). As Christians, a good way to gain wisdom is to learn to live each day with an eternal perspective. God has set eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

Knowing that we will have to give an account to the God who gives us time should motivate us to use it well.

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. S. Lewis understood this: “If you read history, you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.
In Ephesians 5:15 – 16, the apostle Paul addresses the issue of Time Management this way: “Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”

As it relates to work ethic, Christians must remember that God Almighty did all of His work in six days and rested on the seventh day. This ration of work to rest sheds light on our creators’ expectations relative to our own work ethic. Proverbs 6:10-11 doesn’t hide God’s disapproval for slothful behavior. “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to res and poverty will come on you like a bandit.”

Furthermore, the parables of the Talents in Mathew 25:14 – 30, clearly illustrates the tragedy of wasted time as well as the indispensability of laboring faithfully until the Lord comes.
Therefore Christians must use time in a way that would honor God because they are living at a time and hour that no one knows what happens next.









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CONCLUSION

Christians need to place their focus on what is eternal as opposed to the fleeting pleasures of this passing world.

Therefore, Christians need to move forward with immense vigor, diligence and divine purposes as the courses of our lives progress toward God’s final goal.

Due to the brevity of time, Christians are to accomplish as much as they can with the little God has given them. Christians will be eternally rewarded for investing their time in good works (1.corinthians 3:14). Christians should live as if each minute counts, because it really matters.

Finally, Christian leaders must learn to delegate responsibilities & tasks. That was what Moses’ father -in-law Jethro taught him in order to reduce some of his heavy work load (Exodus 18:13 – 22).










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REFERENCES



  1. Mind Tools : Essential skills for an excellent career










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D.Admin Course 5-Arnold T.T. Wilson

TRUTH AND MERCY INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED MINISTRY STUDIES
PROGRAM:
Doctor of Church Administration
COURSES TITLE:
FINANCIAL TRUST
COURSE CODE:
DCA. 005

COLLEGE DEAN:
Dr. Danny Abaldo

Program Professor:
Dr. Samuel Odame – Anti

STUDENT:
Arnold T.T. Wilson

DATE OF SUBMISSION:
March 31, 2017



Introduction

One of the greatest challenges in our post – modern civilization is how to put and keep money in its proper perspective. Money can be a great opportunity and a wonderful tool but it can also be a tremendous temptation and a significant stumbling block.

With money, we can accomplish great things for God or we can lose sight of our dependence on God and rely on our own selfish interest and desires. “Money is the means to the end-not the end in itself.” 2
Our perspective on money and possessions determines how we handle every other issue in life.”1

For the believer, our attitude toward money and our use of material things have long been critical issues in our spiritual journey. This research work, therefore, focuses on the integrity of pastors and church leaders as it relates to handling money the way God wants them to.

It is my absolute hope and prayer that this research paper will help local churches, pastors & leaders in establishing financial policies to enhance financial trust.

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Financial Trust in the Church
Money has the power to affect and influence our lives in every area and when we are unaware of its diving purpose because of what it empowers us to do. It has the potential to take the place of God.

Jesus in the New Testament talks more about money and possession than any other topic including heaven, hell and prayer. In fact, the majority of His teachings focus on how to keep a proper perspective on money, possessions and wealth and what have become one of our cultures primary spiritual issue. “A proper understanding of money and Godly wisdom in money choices”.3

Importance of Financial Trust in Churches Today

Churches today face continuing challenges in maintaining financial trust. According to the book “Financial Issues For Churches”, there are four main reasons why churches today face continuing challenges in establishing financial guidelines and systems.2 The Book states the reasons as follow:

  1. The complexities of government regulations, reporting requirements and administrative practices make it very difficult to know what is required. Without qualified accounting professionals within the church, the church may feel overwhelmed.
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  1. The various roles of people and groups in the church often create frustration. Who is responsible for what? Should the deacons maintain control of the budget? When should the congregation be involved?
  2. There have been two extremes in churches that have caused difficulty in the management of the resources of the church. One extreme is the disregard of the basic elements of financial integrity. The other extreme is an over-zealous, legalistic fanaticism, so that the church is paralyzed with fear least they do something wrong.2

Neither extreme is Godly. Care should be taken to make sure that people involved feel affirmed and have a sense that they play a significant role in the extension of God’s kingdom on earth.2

Building financial integrity into the life of the church is not a difficult process. A few simple rules, forms and basic understanding of what is required, is all that is needed.

Role of Treasurer, Financial Team and Elders in Rebuilding Financial Trust in the Church

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he Canadian council of Christian charities in their books: “Charities Handbook and “Financial issues for churches”, suggest the below in order to enhance financial trust in churches:
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Treasurer
The treasurer is the servant of the church. He or she is responsible for the financial integrity of the church’s finances. He or she does all disbursements of checks in payment of account, subject to second signature on checks, and makes periodic reports of all financial transactions.3
Some features of internal control include but not limited to:
  • Division of duties
  • Two signatures on all checks
  • Bank checks shouldn’t be signed in advance
  • Comparison with budget is done monthly
  • Record keeping should always be up to date
  • Proper approval of invoices for payments are done
  • Procedures are well documented in writing
  • Works done by different person are connected.3
2. Financial Team
The financial team which comprises the treasurer, financial secretary and chairman of the financial team is responsible for the financial policies and overall integrity of the financial operations of the church.
The financial team shall be responsible for the compilation of the annual budget and submit budget to leadership (elders) and the congregation for approval.3
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.. The Leadership Team
The leadership team will be engaged as follows in the financial management of the church.
  • Approved the annual budget of the church
  • Review monthly financial statements
  • Affirm and encourage the financial team.4
  1. The Congregation
The congregation will approve the following:
  • The annual budget
  • Major expenditures over a predetermined amount
  • The annual financial statements.
  1. Budgeting as a means of Rebuilding Financial Trust
The annual budget of a church is an important tool for the management of a local church. In the Book “Financial issues for churches”, the author states the following reasons for budgeting in local churches:

  • It provides the frame work for communicating to the congregation the required targets for weekly, monthly and annual revenues.
  • It identifies the limits of spending for ministry leaders.
  • It allows for measurement of how the church is meeting its targeted revenue and budgeted expenses.7
  1. Auditing process
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nother means of rebuilding financial trust in the local churches is the establishment of an auditing process.

In the Books “Financial Issues In Churches & Charities Handbook” of the Canadian council for Christian charities, the authors state the following for the enhancement of financial trust in the local churches.

  • For large congregations, an auditing firm of professional accountants who can maintain independence and objectivity should perform an audit of the accounts and report to the members on the results of the audit.

  • For smaller congregations two people who are not involved in either the handling of revenues, disbursement of funds or record keeping of the church should do review of the church’s accounting record.
  • Prepare a report for the congregation that is attached to the financial statements that are issued after the fiscal year has ended.
Money: Handle With Care
Money is much more than an economic issue, it is a heart issue. Jesus said “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Two-thirds of Jesus’ parables addressed money. There are over 700 direct references to money in the Bible. Why is money such a popular subject in the Bible? Because money is a window into the heart. How we handle money exposes the values and priorities of our hearts.1

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Money is a Test for Our Spiritual Promotion

The Bible tells us in Luke 16:10-12.10 “ Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little, will also be dishonest with much.11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?12 and if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?














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Conclusion
Christians must handle money in a way that honors God (Managing God’s Money”,3).
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rustworthiness in the handling of money is a major qualification of a Christian leader (Managing God’s Money” 5).

Money is deceitful and can choke the word. “But the worries of this life, the deceitfulness o wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word making it unfruitful”. ( Good News Bible, MK.4:19; prov. 11”48 & I. Timothy 6:17 – 19).

God uses money to develop our trustworthiness. This principle is important because our lives generally revolve around making, spending, saving and using money. If He can trust us with money, then He can trust us with greater responsibilities and His true riches”. (See Luke 16:11) (“Burkett”, 1)

Furthermore, “God uses money to prove His love” (See Mathew 7:11) (“Burkett”, 1)




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References

  1. Charities Handbook Canadian council of Christian charities
  2. Financial issues for churches, Canadian council of Christina charities
  3. Good News Bible, Mark 4:19; proverbs 11:48; I. Timothy 6:17 – 19
  4. Good News Bible, Luke 16:10 -12
  5. Larry Burkett, Your Finances in Changing Times, moody, 1975, “45 – 47”





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D.Admin Course three Arnold T.T. Wilson

 
TRUTH AND MERCY INSTITUTE FOR 

ADVANCED MINISTRY STUDIES

Program:

Doctor of Church Administration

Course Title:

Church Administration 
 
Course Code:

DCA. 003

Course Dean:

Dr. Danny Abaldo


Program Professor:
 
Dr. Samuel Odame-Anti


                           Date of Submission
March 9, 2017


INTRODUCTION

Pastors set the tone for their ministries. The right education and planning go a long way toward strengthening any church (Branaugh, 2017).

While administrative issues may not be the reason Pastors get into ministry, giving them the right administrative skills and attention is an opportunity to support- even enhance ministry and allow it to thrive ( Branaugh, 2017).

Church administration is one of the areas in which many Pastors fall short, in their ministry works. Ask many church Pastors what troubles them most they will surely tell you “church administration”. The personnel listing, management of finances, massive paper works, tax compliance and the upkeep of the facility are just few of the responsibilities associated with administering the affairs of the church (Branaugh, 2017).

The course church Administration, therefore, focuses on the crucial issues of church administration which include but not limited to local church financial administration, registered charity status, ministry support and receipting practices, ministry remuneration and Payroll, employment issues and other old-ministrative matters.

It is my hope and sincere prayer that information contained in this presentation would be a help to the reader(s).



CHURCH ADMINISTRATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY CHURCH

Many Pastors lament the lack of education as it relates to administration, yet their churches expect them to know what to do.
A church’s success or failure hinges on properly administering the business and organizational aspects of ministry (Jakes, 2000).
Administration in the 21st century church is critical for doing effective ministry (Jakes, 2000).
The 21st century church has been catapulted into arenas that were hardly accessed a few years ago. The church now offers so much more than just a sanctuary and a sermon. The 21st century church is now a conglomerate, offering all the spiritual help it should and so much more (Jakes, 2000).
Effective church administration gets the bulk of the members to see vision, grasp the vision, communicate the vision and impart the vision to others. Failure to do so only causes chaos in the church (Jakes, 2000).
Good administration is getting people to work together. One must understand that church administration is a ministry that is centered on people. It is an art of management, not manipulation. It requires faith in God, sensitivity, integrity, timing, administrative skills and resourcefulness.

WHY IS ADMINISTRATION OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IMPORTANT IN THE LOCAL CHURCH?

In I Corinthians 12:28, the gift of administration is listed among the spiritual gifts. In I Corinthians 14:40, we read that “everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way”.
Church leaders and administrators are called to use their gifts to provide for orderly functioning of the church. This work must be God centered, led by the spirit of God and accomplished with a servant heart. The challenge is always to maintain an appropriate balance- people must always be more important than the organization. A clearly defined organization should help people serve, not to be a hindrance to service. (Christian Reformed Church, 2017).
The importance of church administration in the running of the local church carries a series of responsibilities and skills in certain areas such as finance, budgeting, spiritual needs of the members, educational needs, health needs, employee payroll, evangelism, and missions.
All of these facets require qualified personnel to run them; qualified personnel require human resources and business management; and human resources and business management require the application of state and federal rules and regulations (Jakes, 2017).
Systems are not life, but systems are necessary to support life (Clark, 2013). Just like skeleton does not live on its own but a living body must have a skeleton to exist, administrative systems don’t live on their own, but they are necessary to support the life and vision of the church (Clark, 2013).

THE PASTOR AND FINANCE IN CHURCH ADMINISTRATION

If you are the lead Pastor, make sure you understand the finances of the church well, and then separate yourself as much as possible from being the one who handle the money. This creates redundant system for accountability (Clark, 2013).
I personally believe that Pastors should not handle money in his administrative oversight of the church, because it has the ability to reduce his personal image and bring him to public ridicule. Many Pastors today have the bad attitude of handling finances and their wives keeping the financial records.
In my mind, it is poor administration and bad governance. Church leaders should spend the church money for its intended purposes. In the words of Leti Parker: “spend church money as if Leti Parker were with you”.
Trustworthiness in finances in church administration will release greater spiritual ministry and leadership through you Luke 19: 11 ff (Clark, 2013).
When church leaders are trusted by their members, they grow from strength to strength in leadership because they command the respect of their members.
Pastor should strive for transparency because their lives are open books to any member (Clerk, 2013). Let us be leaders who don’t put people or our selves through unnecessary pain because we have not thought well through administrative systems and structure (Clark, 2013).


THE ROLE OF CHURCH ADMINISTRATION IN THE LOCAL CHURCH

Church administration must never be seen as “secular”, in contrast to the “Spiritual” ministries of the Pastor. Rather, it is the spiritual oversight of the church, with a view to leading God’s people to grow up in Christ”, in the very performance of the church’s ministry (Edwards, 1975).
There is a Biblical basis for church administration. The New Testament Church was organized into its ministry in meeting the needs that arose in the church and in the community (Edwards, 1975).
The term Episkopos, usually translated “Bishop” or Overseer”, may well be translated “administrator”. Bishop was probably synonymous with “elder” or “presbyter” in many instances. 6 his functional role is, according to Luke, to feed and lead (Acts 20:28).
Therefore, if spiritual values are to be realized in church administration Rex D. Edwards suggested certain basis presuppositions:
  1. There must be a proper understanding of the nature of the church and its ministry
  2. A proper concept of personal values is necessary for the realization of spiritual goals in church promotion:
  3. A sound philosophy of activity is essential in the church.
  4. Proper techniques to motivations is necessary in pursuit of spiritual goals.
  5. Seeking for depth in communication.

CHURCH ADMINISTRATION AND THE MINISTER

There is a need for the pastor to relate his own attitude to the administrative function of his ministry (Edwards, 1975). All functions of the church’s ministry call for personal oversight; worship, evangelism, missions, teaching, stewardship of giving, indeed, the total stewardship of the whole of life. Relate
In order that the pastor may properly relate in this comprehensive sphere, Edward, D. Rex suggested three features vital to successful church administration.
  1. Bringing creativity to his task. Fresh insights & adventurous spirit are important personal ingredients.
  2. Sharing the leadership. Too many pastors/ministers have an Elijah complex, “And I, even I only, and left”, when it comes to delegating responsibilities to others. The leadership in the church is a shared leadership. The New Testament does not divide the saints into “Clergy” and “laity”. All are servants, ministers (Diakonoi) of the lord.
  3. Providing authentic personal leadership. The Pastor/Minister must also provide authentic personal leadership. Henry Van Dyke once declared that the world moves by personality. All the great currents of history have flowed from persons he said.
This is why a leader must be authentic in his priesthood. People will rally around a pastor who is genuine in his motive and spirit and who share an earnest enthusiasm.
CONCLUSION

In church administration, one of the key things we must remember is to place people where their strengths and or calling are not just where there is a vacancy. There are some administrators who are really outstanding receptionists, but inefficient administrators.
Church administrators may have business degrees or years of church administration experience or a combination of both (church administration blog). The church administrator must understand risk management, human resource and facility management.
When it comes to the church’s finances, one must remember one critical thing; internal controls. Churches must ensure there is separation of duties. If you are the one who writes all checks, someone else should sign them. You should not be the one who approved invoices and writes the check.
Finally, church administration suffers primarily from two abuses, namely: a misunderstanding of its essential nature and a perversion of its potential values (Ewards, 1975). As a church administrator, you are doing ministry and ministry is a call to serve. (www.church administraining.org)









REFERENCES

  • Branaugh, Mathew, Church Law and Tax Team Christianity today, 2017
  • Jakes, T. D, Charisma Media, 2017
  • Pastor Tim Clake.com, 2013
  • Edwards, Rex D, Achievers, 1975
  • Christian Reformed Church, 2017
  • General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists; 2016
  • Internet: www.church administraining.org.