Archives

Brethren

  1. A Bird’s Eye View of the Christian Brethren
  2. What Does it Mean to be Brethren in a VMC World?
  3. Full Time Ministry in Brethren and Brethren Related Churches
  4. Why Leadership Roles are often Confusing in Brethren Churches
  5. Plurality of Leadership Means More than Numbers
  6. Full Time Ministry People Part I
  7. Full Time Ministry People Part II

Church Administration

  1. A Church Governance Template
  2. Appointment and Affirmation of Elders in an Elder Governed Church
  3. Incorporation & Charitable Status
  4. Financial Integrity
  5. Police Check Policy
  6. Abuse Prevention Questionnaire
  7. Employing and Terminating Pastoral Staff (legal implications)
    1. Avoiding Costly Mistakes (VMC seminar notes, Sean Jackson, TSIII)
    2. Employment Contract
  8. Church rental agreements
    1. Letter of Understanding between Church A and Church B (Sample)
    2. Property Use Agreement & Release & Indemnity

 Church Leadership

  1. Pursuing The Full Kingdom Potential of Your Congregation, by George W. Bullard Jr summary here
  2. Elders Can Learn to Make Difficult Decisions TogetherPrinciples Every Elder Should Know
  3. Being an Elder – Like Being Married to 6, at Once!
  4. Appointing a Chairman for Elders Meetings

Church Policies

  1. New Canadians
    1. Property Use Agreement & Release & Indemnity
    2. Letter of Understanding between Church A and Church B (Sample)
    3. Transition to English Language

Miscellaneous Written Resources

  1. One Body…One Lord, parts 1-4
  2. Is the Day of the Denomination Over?
  3. Can Churches be Too Independent?
  4. How should the Church Treat its Fallen Leaders?
  5. Why Celebrate the Lord’s Supper?
  6. Raising the Bar on Communion
  7. On Poverty
  8. 5 Ways Established Churches Should Think Like Plants