Church Administration

Administrative helps for every stage of church life.

This page is here to help you with the nuts and bolts of doing church. Need help with something besides what’s on this page? We can help. to let us know what you need help with.


Administration

These documents are here to act as a guide to help you with the day-to-day administration you are in charge of. Please use these guides for general purposes only; they cannot substitute for legal advice. Always consult an attorney for advice on specific questions. Learn more…

Demographics & Statistics

Good decisions are based on good information. Our Decision Support staff is assigned to research, analyze and interpret data retrieved from the BGCT centralized database, Annual Church Profiles, demographic data sets and other information. Learn more…

Annual Church Profile

The purpose of the Annual Church Profile (ACP) is to enable your church to examine its progress of ministry and growth. As you cooperatively share this information, associations, state conventions and Baptist agencies are better able to assist your congregation in all areas of church life. Trends can be established and new ways to minister to churches can be researched. Learn more…

Church Architecture

Your church buildings provide a base of operations and physical identity for ministry in your community to help your church achieve the objectives God has put on your plate. We assist churches of all sizes and ministry styles to be more effective in ministry through strategic facility planning and use. You will find:

  • Types of Churches
  • Basic Building Process Guide
  • Online FACTSheets
  • Church Administration/Owner Responsibility Issues
  • Master Site Plan/Floor Plan Drawing Studies
  • Small Church Loans and Grants
  • Information on Funding Sources for Church Building Programs
  • Guidelines for Making Children’s Areas Safe and Accessible
  • Pre-Purchase Analysis of Buildings and Property

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Stewardship

Stewardship assists churches in addressing the principles of Biblical stewardship with the emphasis of achieving the ministry goals and objectives God has placed before you. We assist individuals and congregations to be faithful stewards of God’s resources in the task of Christian stewardship. You will find:

  • Stewardship Consultations
  • Church Budget Consultations
  • Church Stewardship Emphasis
  • Church Stewardship Resources
  • Church Finances
  • Children’s Stewardship Bible Studies
  • Money Management
  • Personal Stewardship
  • Financial Truth

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Church Legal Services

Churches face a variety of issues that are unique to the context of a house of worship. From child safety concerns, to property issues, employment issues, church governance and many other issues, churches are faced with a broad array of legal problems. We are dedicated to helping pastors, church administrators, lay leaders and others learn how to improve the legal health of their church. Learn more…

Minister Sexual Misconduct

Churches and individuals trust ministers to provide leadership, guidance, and care during some of the most vulnerable periods of life. Clergy sexual misconduct, whether it is an adulterous relationship or abuse of a child, violates this relationship of trust. Learn more…