Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which works all in all. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
An Overview of Church Administration
Church administration describes the different duties in the church; and identifies reliable, able men and women to oversee or carry out those tasks. It also deals with available people skills and the distribution and effective use of finances and equipment. This is a spiritual service similar to any other program in the local church [Acts 6].
With the 21st Century church there are more responsibilities and programs than before which are in most cases, necessary to the Body of Christ. Therefore, the administration of the church requires wisdom and qualified people because it involves judicious stewardship of God’s resources for the accomplishment of His work in the local church.
In addition, we could consider Church administration as the management of resources and people concerning the organization of ministry; non-spiritual activities, finances; and other important functions such as appointment of persons for offices in the church.
Administration is an integral part of the ministry as was recognized by Paul in his discourse on the diversities of gifts in the church [I Corinthians 12].
From the spiritual perspective, church work should be administered by spiritually qualified persons. However, despite how spiritually equipped the church may be, we will need secular persons who can deliver functions which the church is incapable of doing.
Whatever we do, must be done in the name of the Lord Jesus. Therefore, everything must be in decency and in order.
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I Corinthians 14:40
Let all things be done decently and in order.