Church Administration Resources

Bylaws & Governance

A church’s constitution, bylaws and policies are not static documents containing rules and limits. When well-used, they create a framework for healthy and productive relationships in the body of Christ.


Security & Risk Management

Risk is a part of everyday life—you can’t hide from it or avoid it completely. But churches can minimize risk with adequate insurance, policies and practices.


Finances

Believers are responsible for investing earthly treasures in eternal pursuits. Texas Baptists store up treasures in heaven by handling money with wisdom and integrity.


Personnel

Churches provide guidance and direction through personnel policies, job descriptions, and other resources, which support employees and volunteers living out their calling to serve God and others.


Church Salary Reports


Church Staff Job Resources


Job Descriptions


Volunteers

Every believer is a minister, so enlisting, screening and equipping volunteers are at the heart of a church’s work. Wise church leaders invest heavily in developing members for service.


Properties

The buildings, furnishings, vehicles and other physical properties of a church are tools for ministry. Good stewardship of these resources is a reflection of our commitment to Christ and to serving our Texas communities.


Many ministry concerns have legal implications. These include the safety and security of children, incorporation, hiring employees, maximizing religious liberties, tax status and others. Pastors, administrators and lay leaders will find helpful information here.


Communications & Technology

It’s our calling to make disciples in the 21st century. Effective teaching, preaching and ministering require clear communication using effective tools.


Strategic Planning

Forward-thinking churches trust the Spirit to guide them as they plan for the future. Use these tools to plan and carry out the work of Christ in your church’s sphere of influence.

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