AND ADVANCED LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
Church Administration Department
1 Timothy 1) Above reproach, 2) Husband of one wife, 3) Temperate, 4) Prudent, 5) Respectable, 6) Hospitable, 7) Able to teach, 8) Not addicted to wine, 9) Not belligerent, 10) Gentle, 11) Uncontentious, 12) Free from love of money, 13) Manages household well, 14) Not a new convert, 15) A good reputation inside and outside the church.Titus 1) Above reproach, 2) Husband of one wife, 3) Having children who believe, 4) Not self-willed, 5) Not quick tempered, 6) Not addicted to wine, 7) Not belligerent, 8) Not fond of sordid gain, 9) Hospitable, 10) Lover of what is good, 11) Sensible, 12) Just, 13) Devout, 14) Self-controlled, 15) Holding fast the word —both to exhort and refute.
The main objective of this manual is to assist Pastors in their support of that mission, which is:• Preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and the true name of Jesus Christ.• Preach the END-time prophecies and the Ezekiel warning to the Israelitish peoples.• Feed the flock and build all our members to the stature of Jesus Christ, as best we can.• Be EXAMPLES to the Church at large and to the world of Christ’s way of life.• Learn and practice Servant Leadership in all our dealings with others.• Build an atmosphere of radiant FAITH within God’s Church.• Restore Apostolic Christianity and all that this implies. (pg 0-1)
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal. 3:28
Management Principles of the MinistryLoveThe guiding principle governing operational relationships within Church Administration is the principle of love as defined by Jesus Christ (Mark 12:31). This is the guiding principle that must be applied by all Pastors and administrative personnel.TeamworkAs brothers in Christ, we must strive to meet basic human needs in the process of performing the Work of God. Personal needs of Pastors must be balanced with the needs of the Church. We will work as a team to perform the objectives of the Church under Jesus Christ’s leadership.Hierarchical GovernmentGod’s government is hierarchical (Ephesians 4:11; Hebrews 13:17). God established organizational structure so that all things may be done decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40).Servant LeadershipWhile hierarchical, God’s government is based on servant leadership (1 Kings 12:7). Pastors must be concerned for and sensitive to the needs of God’s people (Matthew 20:25-27). There must be mutual respect for each other as co-workers and as brothers in Christ, as well as respect for the office held by each person. All Pastors and administrative personnel should recognize that personal equality does not negate the existence of a hierarchy of offices or responsibilities within the ministry. We will respect these offices for the Work’s sake, but at no time does the authority of office negate the duty to show Christ’s love, respect, and concern for others.Fairness and EquityThe Apostle Paul’s charge to Timothy supports Christ’s teaching to the Apostles concerning “doing the Work.” “I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality” (1 Timothy 5:21). Church Administration and Pastors must strive to operate with fairness and equity, without partiality or favoritism in regard to management. Work assignments are based on experience, ability, training, and needs of the Work.Open CommunicationWe expect Pastors and administrative personnel to encourage constructive communication and participation in the decision-making process as is reasonable and consistent with prudent management of the Work.Freedom for Personal Management StyleEach Pastor and administrator has freedom of management style within the parameters of wisdom and discernment in the framework of God’s law, and within the policies of the Living Church of God.It is easy to see that the above “standards” that LCG claims to follow are continually broken and certainly are not adhered to by many ministers and church leaders.