Make the behind-the-scenes aspects of your church run smoothly.
Get “The Church Operations Toolkit: First 90 Days” for the tools, templates, and training new Executive Pastors or Church Operations Leaders need to support a growing church.
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.
If you recently accepted this job, you might wonder where to even begin. If you’re the first person to hold this position at your church, that only adds to the overwhelming nature of the role.
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 a toolkit of How-To Guides, Templates, and Training to help you quickly solve the latest issue and prevent future problems?
What if your first (or next) 90 days on the job were extremely productive because you had a checklist to guide your next step PLUS tools to help you complete those tasks?
What if you had a roadmap for the next 90 days?
That’s why I created The Church Operations Toolkit: First 90 Days
A collection of resources where instead of cracking open a search engine to solve every problem, you’re one download 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.
Buy “The Church Operations Toolkit: First 90 Days” and get access to a package of How-To Guides, Templates, Courses, and Videos to equip you in your first 90 days.
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.
Solve your Church Operations challenges.
The Church Operations Toolkit: First 90 Days 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 job descriptions, 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 conducting a technology review to cyber security tips…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:
- First 90 Days Checklist
- The Volunteer Management Toolkit (ebook)
- Volunteer Survey Questions
- Volunteer Job Descriptions
- Volunteer Org Chart
- Volunteer Needs Assessment
- The Church Event Planning Toolkit (ebook)
- Event Planning Questionnaire
- Tame Your Church Calendar Checklist
- How to Choose the Best ChMS for Your Church
- The Church Event Planning Video Course
- Introduction to Church Project Management Video Course
- 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 (over 70 guides and templates you can use immediately)!
Owner of the Church Finance Toolkit
I help pastors and church planters navigate the complex world of church accounting and payroll. Whether writing budgets or managing the day-to-day bookkeeping, my goal is to help churches reach their vision by aligning financial processes and planning with the vision & mission of the church.
I purchased Church Operations Toolkit. I’ve been in the ministry for a while, and my business, Church Finance Pros, assists churches in setting up and keeping their finances in order.
What our customers say
Journey Foursquare Church Nine Mile Falls, WA
“I spent most of my adult life in a bi-vocational ministry situation. That meant when I planted a church and stepped into full-time ministry in my fifties, I already had, both, 30+ years of ministry experience and a 25-year history as a business executive. Not every pastor or church leader has that background. And even with it, I have found Jake Douglas and the team at Church Finance Pro’s to be an absolutely immeasurable resource.
In terms of customer service, their intentness to detail and personalized attention is impressive. In terms of value, their knowledge and services result in savings that financially pay for themselves. And that doesn’t even begin to speak of the invaluable sense of trust and security it provides our pastoral staff, our council, and our congregation – intangibles so crucial in the beginning phases of a church plant. In terms of ministry, they are far more than paid consultants and payroll managers, they are partners in ministry and friends on mission. I strongly recommend them every chance I get.”
Journey Foursquare Church Nine Mile Falls, WA
“As a first-time council member for a small church plant, I cannot say enough about the work of Jake Douglas and his team. He is knowledgeable and thorough. He helps us stay on track with our regular reporting and roles as a business council and alerts us to things we wouldn’t normally think about.
He is amazing to work with and has a heart for serving and using his gifts to help people in their mission. He’s generous with his time and his skills – skills that are Invaluable for council members who aren’t as experienced with budgets and the legal aspects of the business side of the church. I honestly believe it makes the difference between whether a church plant survives and succeeds or not.”
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Get this resource package for only $399.
Save time and reduce 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: First 90 Days, 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?
Get “The Church Operations Toolkit: First 90 Days” today.
Don’t need the full First 90 Days content?
Consider these options instead:
The Church Event Planning Course
- The Church Event Planning templates
- The Church Event Planning course videos
Getting Started with Church Project Management
- Church Project Management Quick Start Guide
- How to Create a Project Plan
- Church Project Management templates