Church Administration as Ministry

Session: Spring
Type: Asynchronous
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2019 - 2020
Approval Required: No

Ministry is relational. This is crucial in all areas of parish administration-budgets, pledge drives, fundraisers, building campaigns, staff supervision, volunteer support, facilities, safety, long-range planning. We will consider ministerial balance and boundaries. What is the pastor’s role? Where to prod and when to defer to lay leaders? When to hold a program or a committee together or let it fall apart? How to hire staff and what to pay? We will interview some experts (who learned the hard way). In
discussions and papers, we will reflect on articles, books, case studies, videos, sermons and presentations based on your needs, goals and gifts. Open to UUs and other students on an
ordination track.

Instructor: Roger Jones