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The business of the church : the uncomfortable truth that faithful ministry requires effective management

Author: John W Wimberly
Publisher: Herndon, VA : Alban Institute, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pastors are called to be not only leaders with vision, but also managers of congregational systems, says John Wimberly in The Business of the Church. Drawing on his thirty-six years in ordained ministry, Wimberly weaves the realities of congregational dynamics and faith-centered purpose together with practical, proven approaches to business management. A student and friend of Rabbi Edwin Friedman, Wimberly builds on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wimberly, John W.
Business of the church
(DLC) 2010009575
(OCoLC)646843336
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John W Wimberly
ISBN: 9781566996495 156699649X
OCLC Number: 877868524
Description: 1 online resource (x, 164 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The ministry of management --
Managing congregational systems --
Managing personnel --
Managing facilities --
Managing church finances --
Congregational management : a holy calling.
Responsibility: John W. Wimberly, Jr. ; [foreword by Stacy Brandom].

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Pastors are called to be not only leaders with vision, but also managers of congregational systems, says John Wimberly in The Business of the Church. Drawing on his thirty-six years in ordained ministry, Wimberly weaves the realities of congregational dynamics and faith-centered purpose together with practical, proven approaches to business management. A student and friend of Rabbi Edwin Friedman, Wimberly builds on Friedman's systems theory as he helps readers avoid common pitfalls and put into practice effective techniques of congregational management. The book begins with a foundational dis.

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