Proponents of the "we've-always-done-it-this-way" theory of church management will not need this book. But, pastors and lay leaders open to changes in the management of their churches will find in this handbook proven strategies to help them achieve their missions. "When I graduated from seminary, I had a pretty good handle on how to speak and lead, but not a clue as to how to manage our church. This book should fill that need quite well. I recommend it." Dr. Ben Bond, First Baptist Church, Clermont, FL "This is a complete and helpful guide for church administration for pastors and lay persons. I wish it were available when I began my ministry in 1964." Pastor J. Kenneth Laber, International Interim Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Marilyn L. Donnellan -- Spiritual gifts of administration and exhortation; president of Nonprofit Management Services, LLC (NMS); graduate of Multnomah School of the Bible, and George Fox University (B.A. in Human Resources Management); served as the CEO of progressively larger nonprofits in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas and West Virginia; nationally known speaker, consultant and trainer; freelance writer and author of numerous newspaper, magazine articles, and books, including "Core Elements of a Successful Nonprofit, (c) 2000; email@example.com; www.nonprofitmanagementservices.com; Rev. Alan P. Naumann - Spiritual gifts of teaching, encouragement, and serving; member of NMS; pastor for more than forty years in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota; chaplain at cemeteries and funeral homes in Minnesota; owner of Memory Vision, specializing in video biographies; graduate of Moody Bible Institute (B.A. in Bible and Theology), Northern Illinois, (BS in Education) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div.); author of numerous articles in magazines and newsletters, plus "The Complete Course on Funeral Videography," and "The Complete Course on Video Biographies;" frequent speaker for meetings and conferences in the United States and Canada; firstname.lastname@example.org.