The office of Church Administration exists to help church leaders be faithful stewards of church resources.
Financial Guidebook Now Available!
The Church Financial Guidebook will lead you and your finance leaders through receipts, disbursement, financial ethics, and reporting, to promote healthy financial practices in your church. Texas Baptists affiliated churches may receive one copy FREE! Use the form or call (888) 244-9400 to order. Non-affiliated Texas Baptists churches can purchase by visiting stewardshipdevelopment.org.
Bylaws & Governance
A church's constitution, bylaws, and policies are not static documents containing rules and limits. When well-used, they create a framework for healthy and productive relationships in the body of Christ.
Churches provide guidance and direction through personnel policies, job descriptions, and other resources, which support employees and volunteers living out their calling to serve God and others.
Believers are responsible for investing earthly treasures in eternal pursuits. Texas Baptists store up treasures in heaven by handling money with wisdom and integrity.
The buildings, furnishings, vehicles, and other physical property of a church are tools for ministry. Good stewardship of these resources is a reflection of our commitment to Christ and to serving our Texas communities.
Individual congregations need other congregations to partner with them in accomplishing a mission that's bigger than any single church. Explore ways to link up with other churches for common causes in Texas and beyond.
Many ministry concerns have legal implications. These include the safety and security of children, incorporation, hiring employees, maximizing religious liberties, tax status, and others. Pastors, administrators, and lay leaders will find helpful information here.
Risk is a part of everyday life—you can't hide from it or avoid it completely. But churches can minimize risk with adequate insurance, policies, and practices.
Communications & Technology
It's our calling to make disciples in the 21 st century. Effective teaching, preaching, and ministering require clear communication using effective tools.
Forward-thinking churches trust the Spirit to guide them as they plan for the future. Use these tools to plan and carry out the work of Christ in your church's sphere of influence.
Every believer is a minister, so enlisting, screening, and equipping volunteers are at the heart of a church's work. Wise church leaders invest heavily in developing members for service.