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15 Keys to Church Health: Administrative Excellence

15 Keys to Church Health: Administrative Excellence November 13, 2018Leave a comment
Church Administration

A healthy church has a strong church administration structure to ensure it efficiently manages the resources God has given it.

This post is part of a series looking at the five essential components of churches with healthy leadership culture. The posts are:

  1. Discipleship Pathway
  2. Community Clarity
  3. Member Engagement
  4. Administrative Excellence
  5. Leadership Effectiveness

What is Administrative Excellence?

Administrative excellence really means there is a framework of a robust church administration structure. This should result in efficient and effective processes and stewardship of resources. Administrative Excellence measures of the efficiency of how well the church manages its resources, whether time, energy, people or money.

Why is Administrative Excellence important?

Without an excellent church administration structure, we may not make the most of resources. God has given us all we need for success in this current season, so using it well is key.

What does healthy Administrative Excellence bring to a church?

  1. Ordered and effectively managed serving opportunities
  2. Clear, frequent and effective communications
  3. Key notices and information readily available for people through different methods
  4. Leaders have easy access to available resources as needed

What happens if Administrative Excellence is lacking?

Lack of a good church administration structure will result in resources wasted or things are done in such a way that the work of ministry is hindered instead of helped. Bureaucracy, delay or disorganisation are norms.

What helps develop Administrative Excellence?

  • A willingness and flexibility to change as and when God speaks, no matter the cost or effort.
  • A well-designed and regularly updated website.
  • Use of church management software, social media and email list providers.
  • Clear and robust budget process connected that lines up with visional and strategic priorities.
  • Administratively gifted people are seen as leaders and given room to bring organisation where needed, whilst supported by other leaders.

Key Questions

How healthy is the Administrative Excellence of your church?

Is it administrative, as in, there is clear leadership and management thinking in your systems and processes that proactively steward, coordinate and deploy resources?

Is it excellent, as in, effective, efficient, easy and accessible?

What Next?

  1. Discover how the health of your current administration impacts other areas of your church in my FREE Church Alignment Assessment.
  2. Learn how I help churches like yours organise, develop and build their church administration structure by going here.
  3. Download a FREE chapter of my book ‘Keys to Church Health’ by clicking here.
  4. Review the other Keys to Church Health by going here.

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