For a ministry to function at its peak effectiveness, it must function at its peak efficiency. The better an organization is run—whether it is a church, a denominational body, or a parachurch organization—the more it can bless those whom it seeks to minister.
Management Essentials for Christian Ministries is a thorough examination of management principles for Christian ministries and includes a list of contributors representing a diverse denominational cross section. Management Essentials for Christian Ministries is a treatment of all issues regarding church administration and function and provides a theological grounding for organizational approaches to church management.
Contributors include Dennis Williams, Gary Bredfelt, Gordon Coulter, Michael J. Anthony, James Estep, Jr., Jane Carr, Mark Henze, Mark Simpson, Michelle Anthony, Richard Leyda, and Tony Buchanaan.
Michael Anthony is professor of Christian Education at Biola University/Talbot School of Theology. Past president of the North American Professors of Christian Education, Dr. Anthony has authored numerous books in the field of non-profit management and serves as a consultant to non-profit ministries across North America.
James Estep, Jr. serves as professor of Christian Education and director of academic assessment and faculty development as well as associate dean of the Christian Ministries Field for Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. He has earned his Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He resides with his family in Lincoln, Illinois.