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Make the behind-the-scenes aspects of your church run smoothly.
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Managing the behind-the-scenes aspects of a church involves a HUGE variety of responsibilities.
In a single day, you might deal with...
- Running background checks on potential volunteers.
- Fielding questions about employee vacation policies.
- Deciding which church management software to use.
- Creating a process for the church's benevolence fund.
- And handling that last-minute, "Can you add this real quick for Sunday?" request from your pastor.
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.
It’s easy to get so busy working for God that you neglect your relationship with God.
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.
There are too many tasks with serious implications for the church if you don’t do them NOW and handle them CORRECTLY.
- Making sure your policies and procedures to prevent child abuse are effective and in compliance with local laws.
- Getting insurance for an upcoming event.
- Navigating the fine line between keeping the church open to all while protecting your congregation from those who intend to do them harm.
You feel alone with much of this burden.
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 got into ministry because you wanted to serve your church and advance the Kingdom.
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.
You care deeply for the congregation, staff, and people the church seeks to reach out to, so you focus on the million little details that make ministry happen each week.
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.
What if you had ONE central source of church operations answers?
That’s why I created The Church Operations Toolkit
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.
The Church Operations Toolkit can help you get there...here’s how:
Learn from Seasoned Professionals
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."
Save Time with Templates & Sample Documents
Need to write an employee handbook or a volunteer policy? Get a sample you can quickly customize for your church's needs.
Quickly Learn How to Handle the Latest Challenge
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.
Solve your Church Operations challenges.
The Church Operations Toolkit covers these topics:
Church Management Software
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.
... and so much more!
You'll have access to the following immediately:
- Volunteer Management Toolkit (ebook)
- Volunteer Survey Questions
- Volunteer Job Descriptions
- Volunteer Org Chart
- Volunteer Needs Assessment
- Church Event Planning Toolkit (ebook)
- Event Planning Questionnaire
- Tame Your Church Calendar Checklist
- How to Choose the Best ChMS for Your Church
- Project Management Quick Start Guide
- Project Plan Template
- Project Manager Job Description
- Project Dashboard Template
- Project Team Kickoff Meeting Agenda
- Lessons Learned Meeting Template
- Church Leadership Job Descriptions
- Task Documentation Template
- Easter Planning Checklist
- ...and much more!
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.
Host of The Church Operations Toolkit
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.
What our members say
"I actually just printed the facility check up and shared at staff meeting today. We are having a lot of discussions about “who’s responsible for that” with our new pastor and this was very helpful to say, let’s delegate these things and let several people share the load."
Executive Operations Director
"We have not been fantastic on the HR front lines at our church, so we were really able to get some help from the Employee Handbook and the Job Descriptions to help get us started in the right direction. Ours were both very outdated, so we were able to use what you had to start updating and tweaking it for our needs. They were both very helpful!"
Subscribe to The Church Operations Toolkit Today!
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.
Ready to find solutions and GET STUFF DONE?
Join The Church Operations Toolkit today.
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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.
Still not sure? Consider this...
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:
- Dreaming with your senior pastor about the next five years of the church
- Preventing issues from popping up in the first place (put down your "firefighting" gear for good!)
- Getting home in-time to have dinner with your family
- Participating in a small group on a consistent basis
With a 30-day money back guarantee and the potential for significant time savings, there's no risk...and SO much to gain.
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