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Church Administrative Resources

• Bylaw proposal for use of Church Facility (PDF)
At the February 2015 State Board of Missions meeting, legal counsel for the Convention was asked to provide a form bylaw provision that could be used by Baptist churches around Florida to clarify how their facilities, assets, and resources might be used. The following statement is provided for consideration by Florida Baptist churches. If it meets the approval of these autonomous congregations, they may choose to insert this provision into their constitution or bylaws.

• The Big Book of Job Descriptions for Ministry
Over 200 ministry job descriptions to help you identify opportunities and clarify expectations. —Larry Gilbert and Cindy Spear; ISBN 0-8307-2918-6  (

• Church Administration 
Creating Efficiency for Effective Ministry. —Robert H. Welch; ISBN 0-8054-3164-0

• Church Administration from A to Z
Support for Church Growth. —Tim. J. Holcomb; ISBN 0-7673-1925-7

• Church Administration Handbook
All the basics for developing and implementing effective church administration in one convenient volume. —Bruce P. Powers; ISBN 0-8054-1061-9

• How Long Should We Keep Church Records? (PDF)

• The Development of a Church Constitution and By-Laws (PDF)
One of the most important documents a church can have in its "legal arsenal" is a church ministry plan set forth in a clearly written, proactive set of bylaws drafted specifically for your particular church.

• The Church Organization Manual
Policies and Procedures for the Local Church —Robert H. Welch, Ph.D., FCBA (www.nacba.net); ISBN 0-9705433-3-6

• Robert's Rules of Order
A church can reap many benefits of adopting Robert’s Rules of Order as its parliamentary authority. There is no one more qualified to speak on this matter than John Sullivan, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention and a Southern Baptist Convention parliamentarian for nearly 25 years. Click on the link above to go to Sullivan’s one-hour informational presentation on Robert’s Rules of Order. The video presentation is broken down into ten relevant topic segments. 

For more information, call 800-226-8584, ext. 3072, or e-mail the team.

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