This complete manual has over 320 pages of information plus an included CD with hundreds pages more of much needed information and editable forms. 3-Ring Binder so you can easily make updates. Church administration is one of the critical foundational components for churches. This essential element is often overlooked or done improperly, greatly impeding the health of a church and its leaders. Ministry assistants are vital to the health of the church and churches must be willing to provide ongoing training and knowledge to keep them performing at their peak Do you know and understand your role as a ministry assistant? One of the signs of a spiritually mature church is the ability to deal with conflict. This manual provides you with the types of difficult people, warning signs, and how to deal with difficult people. In 2012 it was reported that 35 billion dollars in church-related fraud was committed by Christians. Does your church have separation of duties? Don t think it can t happen to your church. Is your church putting members at risk by not providing the proper contribution statements in accordance to IRS guidelines? Do you allow others to use your church facility? If so, what risks are you assuming? Is your church in violation of copyright laws? Don t think this is minor; churches have been sued for hundreds of thousands and have had to pay. How long are you required to keep personnel files? What does the law require of churches in the USA that have foreign guests that minister in their church and are paid honorariums? If your church was involved in a church dispute, does your church bylaws help or hurt your church? If your church is unincorporated is it subject to State laws? I'm a Board Member of my church. Am I at risk? How are churches to properly handle benevolences in according to IRS guidelines? How can you help to ensure that benevolence donations disbursed will not become taxable income to those you disbursed them to? The manual provides you with Rules and Tips for succeeding in church administration The manual walks you through Office Etiquettes The manual also covers, Maintaining a Godly Atmosphere Are you new to church administration or are you a pastor just establishing a church? The section on Setting Up a New Church walks you through the basics and some of the pitfalls you need to avoid. Just as the church s financial officer manages the finances, the human resource manager manages the people resources. This manual has sections on Human Resource Management and employment laws. What is proper financial accountability? How are churches putting their pastors and other staff members at significant financial and legal risks? What are you legally required to do when you give a staff member funds for expenses? What do IRS laws require your church to do when staff does not turn in receipts? Can your church loan money to the pastor? Who own the rights to the pastor's sermons? How can you help to ensure credit card use and love offerings disbursed to your pastor are not positioning him for jail time and significant fines and penalties? All these questions and more are answered in this manual. The CD includes completely editable files such as Human Resource Policy manual, Resolutions, Letters, Permission Forms, Facility Use Forms, Wedding Request Forms, Pastoral Search Interview Questions and information on establishing a search committee, Employment Applications, Job Descriptions, Bylaws, Event Planning Checklist Form, IRS Forms and Publications, Employment Laws for all states tht you need to know, and so much more!
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Pamela R. Smith is a teacher of the gospel, author, playwright, and entrepreneur. She has written books that are used by churches all over the world to help equip their congregations. She has also written numerous plays and skits that have been produced by churches, schools, colleges, and non-profits across the globe. She has written curriculum for a college and for church Bible classes. For over twenty-two years, Pamela has travelled throughout the country aiding in the training and equipping of churches and their leaders. She is a former court reporter, paralegal, Christian Education Director, youth pastor, and church administrator. Pamela has been on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) and other television ministries and radio stations. She and Kenny were interviewed by Your Church Magazine and by Christianity Today International™ and they are included in one of its Building Church Leaders Online Study Guide. She has developed and implemented international online training courses in church administration that are being used by churches of all denominations and across the globe.
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