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Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2009-2012 - Church Historian

Remembering the Past and Inspiring the Future
$2.95

“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs” (The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2008, ¶120.

Church Historian

You have been asked to be your church's historian, or you have just found a box of old records. What do you keep? How do you store the materials? How do you preserve them? What good is all this? As part of celebrating you church's anniversary, you want to write a history of your church. How do you start? Some of your church's leaders are aging. You want to record their memories. How do you prepare to interview them and what do you ask? This booklet offers some answers and suggestions way to get more help.

The twenty-six Guidelines cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, and Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more.

  • Church Council
  • Pastor
  • Pastor Parish Relations
  • Finance
  • Stewardship
  • Trustees
  • Lay Leader/ Lay Member
  • Leader Selection & Development
  • Small Group Ministries
  • Small Membership Church
  • Christian Education
  • Adult Ministries
  • Children’s Ministries
  • Family Ministries
  • Youth Ministries
  • Evangelism
  • Worship
  • Advocates for Inclusiveness
  • Church and Society
  • Church Historian
  • Communications
  • Higher Education & Campus Ministry
  • Mission
  • Men’s Ministries
  • Women’s Ministries
  • Scouting & Civic Youth-Serving Ministry

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780687648511
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Binding Type: Saddle-Stiched - # of wires 2
    • ISBN 13: 9780687648511
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2008
    • Format: Other
    • Page Count: 32
    • Width: 9.70 inches
    • Height: 9.70 inches
    • Length: 9.70 inches
    • Weight: 0.61 pounds
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