Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Business Administration, General; Religion, General
Grabill, Daniel John, "The Foundational Principles and Policies of a Local Church Operations Manual" (1995). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 192.
The administration of a local church often so occupies a minister's time that less than appropriate time remains for study of the Word. An administration manual that would objectify and standardize procedures would help alleviate this problem. The purpose of this project was to design a manual that would answer the need for what to do but would go beyond that to provide a theological base for the procedures. A comprehensive survey of Grace Brethren Churches was conducted to ascertain what has been done and what needs remain. This project has incorporated the best insights and hopefully met the remaining needs.