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Top 7 Skills For Effective Church Administration

Top 7 Skills For Effective Church Administration

Top 7 Skills For Effective Church Administration

Top 7 Skills For Effective Church Administration

God can and does work through all different types of people in church administration. But (He has appointed some to be leaders, some teachers, etc.)

I know this from my experience working with and hearing from dozens of pastors each month. There are some great pastors who admit they aren’t skilled at leading the church. I hear it at least weekly—“I know how to teach and care for the people, but I’m simply not always sure how to lead.” And yet they recognize the value in and the need for leadership and church administration.

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I believe there are some helpful skills for those who want to lead in church administration to not only care for and disciple the people in the church now but actually grow and be healthy at the same time—where there is momentum and unity and excitement around the vision of the Great Commission.

7 Skills for Effective Church Administration:

1. Networking

For definition purposes, this is “the cultivation of productive relationships.” It is the ability to bring the right people to the table to accomplish the mission, and it is invaluable for any position of leadership. This is true inside and outside the church. One place where good relationships are proving helpful in the community, for example, is within school systems. With the right people, churches can make significant missional differences in their community with school relationships. Those relationships are formed through networking. And the possibilities here are endless.

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2. Connecting

If the church is large or small, the best leaders bring people together. When a new person comes into the church, it’s important that they be able to connect quickly to others. First, the pastor needs to meet them, but that isn’t enough to really make people feel connected to a church. Good leaders connect them to people within the church or help create systems of connection. They value connectivity—creating healthy, life-changing relationships in the church—and see that it is a natural, but intentional, part of the church’s overall mission.

3. Visioneering

Good leaders are able to cast a picture beyond today worthy of taking a risk to seek. They may not always have all the ideas of what’s next—they should have some—but they can rally people behind the vision.

4. Pioneering

To lead a church by faith, a leader has to be willing to lead into an unknown and take the first step in that direction. People won’t follow until they know the leader is willing to go first. Momentum and change almost always start with new—doing things differently—creating new groups, new opportunities—trying things you’ve not tried before. Pioneering leaders watch to see where God may be stirring hearts and are willing to boldly lead into the unknown.

5. Delegating

No one person can or should attempt to do it all. It’s not healthy, nor is it biblical. This may, however, be the number one reason I see for pastoral burnout, frustration and lack of church growth. Good leaders learn to raise up armies of people who believe in the mission and are willing to take ownership and provide leadership to complete a specific aspect of attaining that vision.

6. Confronting

If you lead anything, you will face opposition. Period. Church administration involves change, and change in the church involves a change in people. And most people have some opposition to change. After a pastor is certain of God’s leadership, has sought input from others, cast a vision and organized people around a plan, there will be opposition. Perhaps even organized opposition. Good leaders learn to confront love.

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7. Following

Ultimately, it’s all about Christ. I can’t lead people closer to Him—certainly not be more like Him—unless I’m personally growing closer to Christ. But following also involves allowing others to speak into my life. It means I have mentors, people who hold me accountable and healthy family relationships. Good church administration leaders have systems in place that personally keep them on track. Self-leadership—and following others who are healthy—keep a leader in it for the duration.

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Your Favorite Gospel Ministers Giving Us Couples Goals (Photos)

Your Favorite Gospel Ministers Giving Us Couples Goals (Photos)

Your Favorite Gospel Ministers Giving Us Couples Goals (Photos)

Your Favorite Gospel Ministers Giving Us Couples Goals (Photos)

Tope and her ever-supportive Husband..

Sinach recently wrote on her Instagram page that she loves her home, Nathaniel Bassey announced that he wouldn’t be picking phone calls because he was on vacation with his woman. Who wouldn’t feel like getting married after reading them write these words?

Nathaniel Bassey however said that people shouldn’t compare their marriages with his because of what he was writing because there are times that he and his beautiful wife argue and disagree but don’t post that on Instagram. He praised his wife’s patience with him as he is a very busy person but she is understanding and is always there for him.

The dream of anyone going into marriage is to live happily ever after with the partner and these gospel musicians are very good examples. Having a good home is very key to their ministries because many people look up to them maritally.

Tope Alabi on her own works with her husband who is her manager and producer. She has also said many times that he is her inspiration, he makes life easy for her and the wealth stays in the family when they don’t have to pay a producer and manager.

Being in a relationship with a minister takes grace and these people are doing well. These are photos showing gospel ministers like Shola Allyson, Chioma Jesus, Lara George, Samsong, Joe Praiz, Tope Alabi, Panam Percy Paul, Nikky Laoye, Nathaniel Bassey and Tope Alabi giving us marriage goals.

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Diet Soda Increases Chances Of A Stroke

Diet Soda Increases Chances Of A Stroke

Diet Soda Increases Chances Of A Stroke

Diet Soda Increases Chances Of A Stroke

A new study finds that people who want to stay heart-healthy should avoid drinking artificially sweetened beverages like diet soda.

“The belief that artificial sweeteners are a safe substitute for sugar is fake news,” Dr Guy L. Mintz, director of cardiovascular health & lipidology of cardiology at Northwell Health’s Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital in New York, told Healthline.

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According to a recent study by French researchers, people who regularly drink artificially sweetened beverages or regularly sweetened beverages have a higher risk of stroke and heart disease than those who avoid sugary drinks.

“This study demonstrates that high consumers of sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages both had a higher risk of a first cardiovascular event,” continued Mintz.

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Diet Soda Increases Chances Of A Stroke

“This study is further proof that drinks with artificial sweeteners are unhealthy. Artificial sweeteners have been associated with weight gain, insulin resistance, and diabetes.”

The research, published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at data from over 100,000 participants in the NutriNet-Santé cohort, an ongoing, online study in France that has participants record their diet, activity level, and health status at 6-month intervals.

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How To Prevent And Manage Cancers In The Human Body

How To Prevent And Manage Cancers In The Human Body

How To Prevent And Manage Cancers In The Human Body

How To Prevent And Manage Cancers In The Human Body

Preventing And Managing Cancers In The Human Body

In the last few years of caring for cancer patients and their families, one question I may have been asked over thousand times is, what is this really all about, and what could we have done to prevent it?

The American Cancer Society defined cancer as an uncontrolled growth of body cells, which crowd out normal cells, hence interrupting normal body processes. Cancers differ in the way they grow and spread and can start from anywhere in the body. Some cancers grow rapidly and uncontrollably, while others grow slowly over time.

This is not so for normal body cells. Some cancers grow to form tumours or lumps, but not all tumours are cancerous. To differentiate between a cancerous tumour and a non-cancerous tumour, a biopsy is performed by a specialist doctor.

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This involves taking a piece of that lump or tumour and viewing it under a specialised microscope. Tumours or lumps that are cancerous are called malignant (are able to spread past the point of origin), while those that are not cancerous are referred to as benign (not able to spread beyond the point of origin).

 

How To Prevent And Manage Cancers In The Human Body

Can cancers be prevented? Yes. A considerable number of cancers can be prevented. This includes all cancers caused by smoking, excessive alcohol intake, and other not-so-healthy lifestyles. A recent study by some American Cancer Society researchers shows that about half of the recently diagnosed cancers are ultimately avoidable, including those that are caused by smoking, and those that are caused by one of, or a combination of lack of physical activity, excessive body weight, excessive consumption of alcohol, and poor nutrition.

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How To Prevent And Manage Cancers In The Human Body

Some other cancers caused by infectious diseases such as the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), could be prevented through lifestyle modification, safer sexual practices, vaccination, or early treatment of the infection.

Protecting the skin from excessive sun exposure can prevent the over four million skin cancer cases diagnosed yearly. Other cancers such as endometrial, colon, rectal and cervical cancers can be prevented by early screening to detect precancerous lesions which can be removed surgically.

Early detection by screening has shown to reduce the death rates for most cancers, such as cancer of the prostate, colon, breast, rectum, lung and cervix. Additionally, enhanced awareness of changes in certain body parts such as the eyes, mouth, genitals, skin, and breast, may also aid with the early detection of cancers in those areas.

Blood cancers can manifest in the form of anaemia or low haemoglobin levels (symptoms include lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath), high or low White Blood Cell (WBC) counts, and/or low Platelets (symptoms include easy bruising, or bleeding from the nose, eyes, or other open parts of the body). These can be detected from blood work during a routine visit to the doctor’s office.

Prevent And Manage Cancers In The Human Body

Despite this emphasis on early detection and prevention by screening, the International Agency for Research on Cancer estimated that in 2018, there were over 17.0 million new cancer cases and 9.5 million cancer deaths worldwide.

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Anyone who has ever been close to someone dying of cancer would attest to the fact that it is nothing like any other kind of death. These individuals oftentimes go through months, sometimes years of excruciating pain, and all the symptoms that come with the disease process. Many times, their finances are obliterated, leaving their families with huge debts incurred from the very expensive cancer treatment options.

Prevention and early detection by screening, are key to early treatment and management of most cancers. The American Cancer Society has laid down some recommendations for cancer screenings. These guidelines however can vary from person to person, but it is always advisable that you talk with your doctor on what is necessary and right for you, and when to get it done.

For breast cancer, women aged 45 to 54 years should get yearly mammograms, but this can be done every other year after a woman turns 55. Women who have a higher risk of developing breast cancer can start at the age of 40. A Pap test done every three years in women between the ages of 21 and 29, can be used to screen for cervical cancer. From age 30 to 65, a HPV test and a pap smear should be performed every five years, except if the previous one showed any abnormal cells.

Preventing And Managing Cancers 

Men 45 years and above should ask their doctors about prostate cancer screening. Due to certain factors surrounding the prostate, prostate cancer screening may not be appropriate for every man. Colon cancer screenings are recommended for men and women between the ages of 45 and 75. Lung cancer screenings are recommended for people between the ages of 55 and 74, who have a history of smoking or are current smokers. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of screening with your doctor, especially if you have been smoking for over a very long time.

If you are at a high risk of developing any cancer due to genetic disposition, exposure to chemicals, asbestos or heavy metals, smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, you may want to start getting annual screenings sooner than the average recommended age. Also, if you are unsure of any of these factors, it is advisable that you talk to a doctor who can provide you with recommendations, and help you schedule a screening, if and when needed.

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  • Declan is an Adjunct Nursing Professor, Oncology Certified Registered Nurse (Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation), Houston Texas, US. [email protected]

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