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In a single day, you might deal with...
When you accepted the job (or volunteer role!), you didn’t expect it to be easy. However, you probably didn’t anticipate needing an MBA, a seminary degree, and 20 years experience as a small business owner to feel prepared for every possible scenario.
You feel like you’re wearing ALL the hats and wonder how in the world you’re going to figure it all out (much less get it all done).
➜ Should we have a social media policy for employees?
➜ What type of liability insurance do we need?
➜ How do we ensure we are compliant with all laws and regulations for the church daycare?
It’s A LOT.
In the midst of trying to have all the answers, juggling a million details, and working to get stuff done, you’re wondering when you’ll have time to participate in a small group or have dinner with your family.
You can't remember the last time you really dove into Scripture (other than to prepare for a service).
You tell your spouse you’ll be late...again...and know you’re in trouble at home.
You feel like you’re sacrificing your family on the altar of ministry but don't know how to stop.
No one else really understands why you’re so insistent on having three or more people involved in counting the offering each week. Everyone else looks at you funny when you mention the need to document a job description.
You bring a very particular set of skills to the table (no, not that kind…) that few people understand or fully appreciate. You’re often accused of being too “business-minded” or that you see details and tasks instead of the people to be ministered to. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
Hiring and training employees
Running background checks on potential volunteers
Figuring out how to use a ChMS to track pastoral care so no one falls through the cracks
These are all aspects of supporting the ministry efforts of the church.
These are the types of tasks that no one asks about when they’re running smoothly...but that everyone has an opinion on when they break down.
As you look for solutions to the latest issue, you’ve probably found yourself going to Google for answers on how to handle a particular situation or searching your contacts to see if anyone you know might be able to send you a copy of their policy or offer a few ideas.
While those methods can work, they’re time-consuming and likely aren’t exactly what you’re looking for.
Instead, what if you had ONE place to go where, within a few minutes, you could download a template or sample to use?
What if you could go to ONE place and find a quick tutorial on how to set up a good process for counting the offering or reviews on the top project management tools?
I know what it’s like to face a new issue, KNOW that we’re not the first church to deal with something like this, but not know what to do or where to go to for help.
A membership site where instead of cracking open a search engine to solve every problem, you're one login away from starting-point templates, 'show-you-how-it's-done' tutorials, and ready-to-implement plans that get you from "now what?" to "whew, that'll work!" in a few clicks.
Don’t waste hours on endless Google searches that result in less-than-optimal information.
Stop wracking your brain to think of who you could ask who might have the template or information you’re looking for.
Join The Church Operations Toolkit and get access to THE resource for church operations leaders.
Get answers. Find solutions. Put out the latest set of fires and start preventing them from popping up in the first place.
Get home to your family in time for dinner, be refreshed through fellowship with a small group each week, and enjoy serving at your church again.
Access interviews and get the latest tips from experts who've worked in and for churches for decades. These are folks who love the church and have "been there, done that."
Need to write an employee handbook or a volunteer policy? Get a sample you can quickly customize for your church's needs.
Not sure how to find the right ChMS for your church or what steps to take to protect church finances? Watch a tutorial or read a how-to document that walks you through the process.
Get tips on how to best utilize the software you have OR help selecting the right ChMS tool for your church.
Gain vital information on how to protect and steward church finances.
From employee handbooks to tips on hiring freelancers for special projects, you'll find it here.
Maintaining a church facility is much more complex than most people realize. Gain insights on how to best steward this critical resource.
From deciding whether to create an internal network or leverage cloud computing and more...get your IT questions answered.
Whether you're wondering what liability coverage you need for the church or if you need a special policy for an upcoming event, we'll share the latest tips here.
There are hundreds of tasks to manage each week. From Sunday service prep to special events and more, you need a process to manage them all.
Unfortunately, bad guys don't consider churches to be "off limits." Learn how to effectively protect people and facilities.
Learn how to cultivate a serving culture, screen and train volunteers, then retain and develop volunteer leaders.
We'll continue to add tutorials, templates, how-tos, expert interviews, plus sample policies and procedures each month. AND...If you need something we haven't published yet, let us know and we'll get to work.
Working in the Finance department of a parachurch ministry, helping establish processes for a church discipleship program, and planning church events from 1,000 to nearly 10,000 attendees, are just a few examples of my experience in serving the church. Last-minute requests, bringing order to chaos, and adapting "business" processes to a ministry environment are all efforts I've tackled successfully.
Over the last decade-plus, I've consulted with various churches, worked with a multitude of church-focused businesses, and developed content to serve church leaders. From writing for several ministry-focused publications to publishing three books of my own, I'm committed to providing practical resources to church operations leaders.
The people I've met along the way are many of the experts I'm bringing into The Church Operations Toolkit. Together, we'll share our best tips, lessons learned, templates, and shortcuts to make the behind-the-scenes aspects of ministry easier and less time-consuming.
- Brandon Cox
Church events can become powerful, catalytic moments for growth and change in a congregation. Unfortunately, trying to manage events well creates a lot of stress and chaos. Few people are as qualified to lead churches through all of the difficulties and details as Deborah.
Deborah has been a valuable asset in providing reliable content that reflects her business expertise in running a successful ministry.
Get The Church Operations Toolkit for only $27/month (or $270/year).
Save time and stress with resources that will make running the behind-the-scenes aspects of church easier and more effective.
Don't let another day go by where you spend hours searching for a solution to the latest issue.
Stop calling your spouse with yet another "It's gonna be a long night at the office." message.
Quit wondering if your efforts are making a difference and start seeing the fruits of your labor.
With The Church Operations Toolkit, you can quickly get answers to your church operations challenges, then implement the solution and move forward.
You'll be able to cross more off your to-do list, get ahead of schedule, and enjoy serving in ministry again.
If you aren't completely satisfied with The Church Operations Toolkit, you can get a full refund anytime within 30 days after your purchase. Just get in touch with our friendly support team and they'll either help you out until you get the results you need or give you a swift refund.
You could spend 2-3 hours (minimum) searching online for a template or how-to guide. Even if you find something that might work, you still have hours of work left to customize it for your church or follow the instructions.
Unless you're working as a volunteer in this role, each hour equates to dollars the church spends for a salary.
Take 10-20 hours a month and multiply that by, say, $15/hour (and that's on the low end). That's easily $150-$300 per month which could have been spent on more productive work.
At $27 per month, The Church Operations Toolkit pays for itself if it just saves 2 hours per month (and I'm confident it'll save you more time than that!).
Instead, you can focus on:
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