Why are effective business practices important for small membership churches?
There is ample evidence of the need for ordained, diaconal, and laity training in leadership and management of small membership churches. The greatest request from pastors seeking guidance in church administration is for help deciphering financial information and budgeting. On the other hand, pastors of small membership churches that are successful take great care in marketing, sales, and promotion. A good understanding of business as it relates to the church will help a church to overcome financial challenges and to continue to grow and spread the joy of Jesus Christ.
Our goal is to respond to the existing needs for specific knowledge while encouraging our participants to learn about the broader topics of business, including Finance, Accounting, Leadership, Management, Economics, and Marketing. We will also touch on topics like strategic planning and growth in churches. By utilizing a seminar format, we will be able to cultivate relationships that provide limited ongoing support to help participants with specific problems they may encounter in their home churches while applying the principles they have learned through Effective Business Practices.
- 3.0 CEU’s offered for completion of this course.