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The role of congregational management in creating and maintaining a healthy church

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dc.contributor.advisor Theron, Jacques Petrus Johan en Mellody, Michael en 2011-09-16T06:31:01Z 2011-09-16T06:31:01Z 2011-02 2011-09-16
dc.identifier.citation Mellody, Michael (2011) The role of congregational management in creating and maintaining a healthy church, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study considers the ways in which congregational management contributes to maintaining the healthy church through the supporting role of supplying, monitoring and controlling the human, physical, financial, and informational resources needed to allow the pastors to lead the congregation-centred church to fulfil its mission. It was found that congregational managers help to prevent their churches declining into illhealth by helping the pastorate to retain current congregants and attract new ones through charisma. This requires them to first study, analyze and classify the major parts of the diverse congregation and surrounding community and then monitor them to foresee and forestall problems. They play multiple roles in efficient administration, asset management, targeted church adverting, human relations, risk management, project management, professional standards auditing and maintenance, community relations with all faiths, charity, mission, and, above all, customer relations. Recommendations are made for enhancing congregational management’s role in the healthy church. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (216 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Congregational management en
dc.subject Church leadership en
dc.subject Church administration en
dc.subject Congregations en
dc.subject Congregation-centred church en
dc.subject Life cycles of congregations en
dc.subject Typologies of congregations en
dc.subject Leadership styles en
dc.subject Weber’s authority models en
dc.subject Charisma en
dc.subject Resource management en
dc.subject.ddc 254.001
dc.subject.lcsh Church management
dc.subject.lcsh Christian leadership
dc.subject.lcsh Religious gatherings -- Management
dc.title The role of congregational management in creating and maintaining a healthy church en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en M.Th. (Practical Theology) en

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