There is so much more to leading, running and growing a church than meets the eye and pastors are often expected to be experts across the many different areas of finance, leadership, communications, administration, marketing, renovations, event management and so on and so on... and that's on top of pastoring and preaching!
Church Admin Hacks exists because we know that it's a tough gig and we want to help support pastors, churches and ministries to be healthy and to grow so that God may be glorified and more and more people would come to know him.
Keeping track of all the tasks involved with church admin can be a full-time job in itself. Thankfully there are lots of software options out there to help with this. If you want a simple to-do list that has good team collaboration features Todoist is a possible option.
If your church runs large events that have lots of moving parts, where the tasks need completing at similar points year to year, here is a helpful template that you can use to keep track of progress in a visual way.
What do you want people to do when they get to your Facebook page? Do you want people to 'learn more' by going on to your website? Message you now…
Consistent social presence, even as little as 2 - 3 posts per week, benefits both your current congregation and the broader community by increasing clarity and improving communication.
One might argue that as churches become more complex and are being treated more like organisations, we need to have processes and systems in place to best care for those that come through our doors, and to abide by governing laws put into place.