Leadership

The New Testament’s First Administrators

By Brad Thayer | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Acts 6 offers a paradigm for the “how” and “why” of church administration.

Administrators: Playing with Calculators or Building Up the Body of Christ?

By Mike Carnicella | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Good administration and good administrators are a gift from God. Don’t neglect these gifts just because they seem boring or nerdy.

Pastors, Don’t Forget to Shepherd Your Deacons

By Gus Pritchard | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Pastors’ delegation of work to deacons should not lead to abdication of their duty to oversee.

From the Archives: Why an Administrative Pastor

By Ryan Townsend | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

There are many reasons why a church may want to consider an administrative pastor as its second (or third or fourth) hire.

Hiring and Firing

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Managing a church staff in wisdom is necessary for a joyful ministry.

Evaluating How an Elder Is Ruling

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

How do you conduct a job performance review for the elders (particularly the paid staff elders)? In other words, how do you determine if an elder is “ruling well”?

Why Clear Job Descriptions and Staff Structures Serve the Church

By Ryan Townsend | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Job descriptions and a clear org chart or staff structure are essential tools for organizational excellence and faithful management.

Why Pastors Should Submit to Each Other

By Jeff Wiesner | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Fellow elders and founding documents guard a senior pastor against the pride of authoritarianism.

What to Do When Your Building Is Full

By G. Gilbert, M. Carnicella | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

When you start to have more attendees than seats, you have other options than adding another service.

How to Talk with Your Church about Money

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Let’s see how the apostle Paul discussed money, and then apply his approach to scenarios you may find yourself in.

Handling Your Church’s Finances with Transparency and Integrity

By Jenny Terry | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Churches are called to imitate the integrity of Christ by handling their finances with transparency, accountability, and moderation.

Who Should Know How Much Everyone Makes?

By Jason Read | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

When considering whether to share salary information with the whole church or one inquisitive member, try to process that question with two goals: build ownership and maintain unity.

Preparing Pastors for Retirement

By Brad Thayer | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Healthy churches can proactively plan for and financially invest in their pastor’s retirement as a way to encourage his longevity.

How Much Should We Pay Our Staff?

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Generosity and trust should inform how much churches pay their staff.

Addressing Staff Salary Discrepancies

By Dennis Blythe | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

What do we do when there seems to be a discrepancy in our staff salary structure?