Pastoral Management and Administration
Seminar Outline and Answer Key

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Management as Ministry is a three-day workshop to train Church leaders in non-profit leadership in Washington, DC. Register here.

Pastoral Management and Administration

Fidelis sermo si quis episcopatum desiderat bonum opus desiderat

1 Timotheum 3:1

Session 3: Pastoral Management and Administration

Session Description
This segment will review the practice of non-profit management in The Church.

The session will cover the basics of the art and science of management in The Church providing a simple introduction to the topic. This session will introduce the workshop participants to the management functions: to plan, organize, lead and control.

Course Goals

Knowledge
Things you will know

• Basics of managerial functions.
• Basics of accomplishing organizational goals through others.
• Subsidiarity and delegation.

Skills

Things you will know how to do

• Communicate with all stakeholders in securing active support.
• Securing recommendations from staff.

• The practice of servant leadership.

Attitudes

Beliefs you will understand
• Management is not perfection – it is an imperfect practice.
• The importance of persuasion and relationships in management.
Course Outline

I. Shepard of the Flock: How do we control events?

A. The Pastor as the center of a cross

B. Outside external peers
1. Legislators
2. UnChurched
3. Journalists
4. Suppliers
5. Other faith traditions

C. The Boss
1. Set Priorities
2. Ignoring him is insubordination
3. Must be happy.

D. Inside internal peers
1. Congregants
2. Finance
3. Maintenance
4. Purchasing
5. Committee Chairs

E. Staff/Volunteers
1. Compliant
2. Initiative
3. Ignoring them is procrastination
4. Generate options
5. Make recommendations

II. The Sheep: Who is the customer?

A. The donor provides the resources
B. The Pastor adds value
C. The congregant receives the value

III. The Sheep Dog: What is Subsidiarity in Management?

A. Encourage decision making at the lowest level

B. Encourage decision making at the level of competence

1. Child-like staffer
a. Silent
b. Questions

2. Teenage-like staffer
a. Researches options
b. Makes recommendations
c. Waits for approval

3. Adult
a. Acts as the manager’s deputy
b. Acts on own initiative

This is a true saying, A man desiring the position of a Bishop has a desire for a good work.

1 Timothy 3:1

Printable copy: Management as Ministry out line Yoest

Jack Yoest
Clinical Assistant Professor of Management
Yoest@cua.edu

Course Work Book

I. Shepard of the Flock: How do we control events?

Boss

Outside Peers/UnChurched You Inside Peers/Congregants

Staff

II. The Sheep: Who is the customer?

Business
For-profit

__________ => __________ => __________

__________ <= __________ <= __________ The Church Not-for-profit __________ => ________ => ___________________=> _____________ => _________

III. The Sheep Dog: What is Subsidiarity in Management?

________________

___________________

_____________________

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Answer Key

I. Shepard of the Flock: How do we control events?

Boss

Outside Peers/UnChurched You Inside Peers/Congregants

Staff

II. The Sheep: Who is the customer?

Business
The For-profit

Buyer => Money => Seller

Buyer <= Goods <= Seller The Church The Not-for-profit Donors => Money => Value-Adding Non-Profit => Goods-Services => Consumer

III. The Sheep Dog: What is Subsidiarity in Management?

Adults

Teenagers

Children

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