Church Administration Handbook

What’s new about this third edition of the long respected and often used Church Administration Handbook? In addition to time and technological-sensitive updates to the basic organizational details, editor Bruce Powers writes:

“The needs of people and churches have continued to change, with questions now being raised about the quality of congregational life, nature of leadership, and responsibility for ministry among all believers . . . As we have prepared this edition, we have sought to address five primary needs. 

1. Leadership skills and administrative tools that can be adapted for use in a variety of contexts from traditional to contemporary, from rural to urban, and from unicultural to multicultural settings;
2. Spiritual formation that relates to all of life (from birth to death);
3. Mission consciousness (in community, regionally, nationally, and globally);
4. Ministry of all believers (particularly calling out and equipping vocational, bivocational, and lay ministers); and
5. Leadership competence (the ability to inspire, motivate, and equip the saints for the work of ministry).”

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By Dan (Fort St. John, BC, Canada) · ★★☆☆☆ · October 22, 2010
Had to read it for a class in Bible College. It is about as engaging as sawdust is fun to chew. However, it is helpful on a practicle level with mostly sound advice on day to day church administration duties. However, no one should mistake this for a book on church ministry or pastoring. I have m... ...more
By Rodger (Salt Lake City, UT) · ★★☆☆☆ · April 09, 2009
Textbook for the class I am teaching. It is good for what it is supposed to do. If you need help in church administration you will find some answers here. Not a good read though. ...more
By Stephen (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · November 06, 2012
Textbook for class. Not the most exhilarating read but profitable ...more
By Stephen (Pearland, TX) · ★★★☆☆ · July 25, 2011
Read JUL 2002 ...more
By Andy (Greenville, SC) · August 20, 2012
0552 ...more