One complaint I have heard repeatedly about the church is that too often it is run like a business. Suggesting the use of job descriptions might further serve to support that claim. Some will change the wording to “ministry” descriptions to make it sound less business-like. But, it will take more than a name change to move away from this perception. . . .
In a previous post I suggested that renaming job descriptions to ministry descriptions is insufficient to differentiate them from the business world. While the benefits of using job descriptions in the church might be similar to using them in secular companies, the development of this tool should be what really sets it apart. The Church should be using a higher standard to formulate the ministry descriptions which is . . .
We’re looking at job descriptions from a different angle than what you might be accustomed. We are running them through the grid of the basics of life in Christ. As such, we must conclude that job descriptions, also known as ministry descriptions in the church, not only must reflect our church purpose but also God’s Design of the Church — Body Life. Key Features of Body Life to Factor in . . .
If you read the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20, you will find that this command was written to all followers of Jesus Christ. This responsibility therefore does not belong only on the Outreach Pastor’s job description but somehow should be a part of everyone’s ministry description. . . .
If we want to develop job descriptions that reflect the basics of life in Christ, we must consider God’s Heart for the Church to be Christ-like. God is concerned with more than the ministry tasks for which the person is responsible. . . .
If as a church, you firmly believe in the need to do all you do by God’s power and not in your own strength, then it should be reflected in the job description. Job descriptions should never give the impression that you relying on that person’s skills, strength, wisdom, etc. to make an eternal difference. We all need to . . .