Church Finance Today – With the goal of keeping your church safe, legal and financially sound, Church Finance Today is available in both print and digital formats.
Church Law & Tax – Access the online library of law, tax, finance and risk management articles at the Church Law & Tax website. Available in both print and digital versions, Church Law & Tax Report offers reliable, up-to-date tax information and prepares you for new legal developments that directly impact your ministry.
Budget Toolbox for Churches and Church Financial Guidebook (Alexandria, LA: Stewardship Development Association, 2011). Contact your Baptist State Convention stewardship office or Stewardship Direct for copies of this resource.
Crumroy, Otto F., Jr., Stan Kukawka and Frank M. Witman, Church Administration and Finance Manual: Resources for Leading the Local Church (Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1998).
Graham, Casey, and Joseph Sangl, Funded and Free: Fund Your Church and Free Yourself from Financial Worry (NIN Publishing, 2010).
Frieze Consulting – Frieze Consulting is a Church Management Consulting Firm that assists and equips church leaders in their organizational, operational and administrative functions. Frieze manuals and materials cover a wide range of proper business, organizational, personnel and financial practices and procedures. Resources can be purchased directly from the Frieze website.
The Church Network – Formerly known as the National Association of Church Business Administration or NACBA, The Church Network is an inter-denominational, professional, Christian organization which exists to serve the Church by advancing professional excellence in individuals serving Christ through administration in local churches. If you are involved in any capacity with church administration, or if you desire a professional relationship with NACBA, there is a membership classification for you.
Coach Approach Ministries – Coach Approach Ministries offers training and workshops to help church staff teams build trust, develop more effective communication patterns, and get better results. The “Working Better Together” workshop is a one-day coaching workshop for teams of four to twenty-four members.
Anthony, Michael, and James Estep, eds., Management Essentials for Christian Ministries (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005).
Powers, Bruce P., Church Administration Handbook (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1985).
Robert, Henry M., Daniel H. Honemann and Thomas J. Balch, Robert’s Rules of Order, rev., 11th ed. (Philadelphia: De Capo Press, 2011).
Tidwell, Charles A., Church Administration: Effective Leadership for Ministry (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1985).
Tidwell, Charles A., The Educational Ministry of a Church: A Comprehensive Model for Students and Ministers (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1996).
Welch, Robert H., Church Administration: Creating Efficiency for Effective Ministry (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005).
White, James Emery, Rethinking the Church: A Challenge to Creative Redesign in an Age of Transition (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1997).
Evernote – Evernote is a cloud-based software suite designed for notetaking and archiving. A “note” can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook.
Mindnode – MindNode is an easy-to-use mindmapping application for iOS that helps you visually collect, classify and structure ideas. Mind maps can be used for many different tasks, including to-do lists, brainstorming, planning, research, writing and project management.
Planning Center Online – Planning Center Online (PCO) features applications to plan and program services with songs, media and other items. Use the “Services” application to keep your worship team informed and track timing before and during services. Schedule teams through email, texts or Facebook and let them accept or decline volunteer requests. Transpose chord charts and mp3s and import information from SongSelect and PraiseCharts. Music can be provided to teams using PCO’s media player or the Music Stand app for iPad & Android. Other applications include “Music Stand,” “Projector” and “Resources.”
SugarSync – SugarSync is instant and secure online file sync and backup for your PC, Mac, or Mobile Device. With SugarSync you can automatically sync files and folders across multiple computers. You can also use any web-enabled mobile device to access your files, including documents, photos and music. SugarSync applications for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian are all available for free download. Your data is instantly accessible and is optimized for mobile viewing, streaming, or editing.