Today's churches are busy places that strive to do ministry in a variety of ways in the community where they live. In many cases the pastor doesn't have the time or gifts to lead all the ministries of the church, so a congregation chooses other capable leaders to help.
This handbook will help church staff and those who hire and supervise them to build a better and more focused ministry together. In engaging chapters filled with real-life example, Keeley guides churches to hire according to ministry needs and to treat their staff with fairness and respect. She challenges staff to continue their lifelong learning and to look for opportunities for spiritual renewal.
Topics include writing vision statements and job descriptions, forming personnel committees, setting salaries, finding joy in ministry, and working with pastors and councils.