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Church Administration Handbook

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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 leader

ebook, 352 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by B&H Publishing Group (first published June 1985)
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Feb 16, 2016 Tyler rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
To be blunt, about two thirds of this book were insufferable. Most of it is a sort of reference for those new in ministry, so it doesn't make for engaging reading. I suppose it could be useful for someone looking to bring structure to a church or ministry; it includes many templates and sample forms and policies for free use. The book is obviously aimed at someone in a congregational tradition, and many chapters would be irrelevant to other readers. The saving grace for me was the chapter on the ...more
Dan Glover
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 met some pastors who shepherd their churches like the senior partner in an accounting firm and people in such congregations will either leave for a place with some life or they will end up with shrivelled ...more
Apr 09, 2009 Rodger rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Stephen Gonzalez
Textbook for class. Not the most exhilarating read but profitable
Read JUL 2002
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