Most churches don’t have written job descriptions for many or all of their church’s ministry positions. Here is your answer.
This great resource is reproducible—you can use each ministry job description as is—or use the Downloadable, Editable and Reproducible ministry job descriptions to customize and to fit your unique needs.
- Any church or organization can develop comprehensive job descriptions for recruiting and evaluation
- Job descriptions range from executive pastor to pantry organizer
- You may discover a new ministry your church has never have thought of
Building an effective team depends on putting the right people in the right place. Every Christian has spiritual gifts and a place in the ministry of the church.
When you clarify each ministry position and spell out the responsibilities of the position beforehand, each person—whether paid or volunteer—can understand what is expected and serve more effectively.
Ministry Job Descriptions…
- leave less room for misunderstanding
- clarify responsibilities of ministry positions
- reduce the possibility of mistakes attributed to “I didn’t know”
- decrease confrontational incidents due to lack of direction or policy
- allow Christians to serve more effectively
- provide information for recruiting ministry volunteers and staff members
- help organize and equip your team, creating a sense of unity
- identify which spiritual gifts tend to fit which positions.
When the authors, both working for ChurchGrowth.org at the time, received calls from several churches asking for ministry job descriptions, they began researching the topic and found that the majority of churches–no matter the size–did not have written job descriptions, yet they wanted and needed them. This manual is the tool any church or organization can use to develop comprehensive ministry job descriptions.
Includes: 316-page reproducible paperback manual containing over 240 ministry job descriptions, directions for utilizing ministry job descriptions, suggested leadership requirements and ministry targets, a sampling of job descriptions used in ministry to different groups – plus each of the 240 ministry job descriptions are included in Downloadable, Editable and Reproducible files so you can adapt and post or print them to fit your own specifications.
These same 240 ministry job descriptions are also included in the popular Team Ministry Online Personal Ministry Finder database, CLICK HERE for more information.
“I only wish I had a tool like this 20 years ago! The hours I spent writing just such descriptions of ministry could have been spent in far more productive ways. The accompanying CD enabling every pastor, regardless of the size of the church, to quickly and easily adapt the descriptions to their church is invaluable. This one’s a WINNER!” –Dr. David Slamp
“This is a must for every pastor who wants to improve the performance of their church staff and volunteers, and still keep them happy. It will circumvent many potential misunderstandings about responsibilities.” –Dr. Lindsay Terry
“This is an outstanding resource to help churches and church leaders clarify ministry positions, and to motivate members to greater ministry. I recommend it to all church leaders who desire to be good stewards of the gifted people in their churches.” –Dr. Thom S. Rainer
When you purchase this item, you will receive the printed book in the mail as well as an instant download link to download the PDF of The Big Book of Job Descriptions for Ministry, along with all of the ministry job description files which you can immediately copy, paste and edit.
About the Authors:
DR. LARRY GILBERT is founder and chairman of Ephesians Four Ministries and founder of Church Growth Institute. He is a published author, a seminar speaker, former contributing editor with Strategies for Today’s Leaders magazine, and has served as visiting professor at the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and Mid-America Theological Seminary. Larry and his wife, Mary Lou, reside in Maryland.
MRS. CINDY SPEAR was the Operations Manager at ChurchGrowth.org. She is a published author with over 30 years experience in the editorial and publishing field. She previously served as coordinating editor for Fundamentalist Journal, a monthly magazine published by Dr. Jerry Falwell. She enjoys women’s ministry, where she taught for nine years and served as a care group leader. Cindy and her husband Doug reside in Virginia.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- ISBN-10: 0830729186
- ISBN-13: 9780830729180, 9781570521461, 139232
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds