Pastoral Ministry
Azusa Pacific University
Dr. Dick Pritchard
February 19, 2004

I.   Leading - the art of influencing people to work to achieve goals
II.   Administrative Functions - all categories make up the corporate/group understanding of leading
A.   Planning
1.   Determining the future course of action by assessment of needs
2.   Setting goals, priorities, and procedures
3.   Review
B.   Organizing
1.   Structuring groups for life and work
2.   Clarifying relationships
3.   Assigning responsibilities
4.   Delegating authority
5.   Establishing accountability
C.   Coordinating - Selecting, training, developing people based on skills, gifts
D.   Staffing - Synchronizing a group's efforts to be timely and of sufficient quality and quantity
III.   Early Church Administration -
A.   There are five distinguishing characteristics of the New Testament church.
1.   Worship
2.   Ministry
3.   Proclamation
4.   Education
5.   Fellowship
B.   The administrative leadership of the church is the "glue and oil" that enables them to function together
IV.   Congregational Life Administrative Areas
A.   Spiritual Direction
1.   Preaching
2.   Teaching
3.   Sacramental Ministries
4.   Religious Education
5.   Crisis Support
B.   Organizational Management
1.   Political Governance
2.   Goal-Setting
3.   Conflict Management
4.   Consensus Formulation
5.   Evangelism
6.   Social Ministries
C.   Associational Leadership
1.   Fund Raising
2.   Building Maintenance
3.   Finance Management
4.   Task Group Management
V.   Associational Organization Administrative Support
A.   Personal & Policy
B.   Office Administration
C.   Financial Planning, Procedures & Budgeting
D.   Designing/Managing Facilities
E.   Congregational Events
F.   Publications
G.   Food Services
H.   Legal Matters
I.   Community Relationships
J.   Staff/Leader Relationships
K.   Equipping Saints
L.   Missions/Church Planting
VI.   Church Policy-Making - Policies serve two functions
A.   They set walls or boundaries within which to function
B.   They move walls for greater effectiveness
VII.   Legal Responsibility/Liability
A.   The two dangers are &
1.    &doing what we should not
2.    &and not doing what we should
B.   Know the state laws for reporting abuse: some pastors do not have to report unless they also are licensed counselors in which cause they do
C.   Any negligence by a lay minister may involve the pastor, the church, and the denomination
D.   Resources
1.   Pastor, Church & Law by Richard R. Hammar
2.   See Christian Counseling and the Law by Steve Levicoff