Home Pastors Articles for Pastors 7 Valuable Documents for Leaders

7 Valuable Documents for Leaders

Here are the seven most valuable documents for your ministry (in my opinion).

1.  Guest follow-up letters.  Our flowchart, letters, and procedures for following up with first time guests.

2.  Six month job evaluation.  I believe every employee needs a formal job evaluation, and this detailed document provides great discussion and honest evaluation points.  It’s a Word document, so you can customize and change.

3.  Bylaws.  These are our official bylaws, and they are good.  I love the way our church is structured for accountability, flexibility, and staff-based leadership.

4.  Series planning checklist.  This is the checklist we go through every time we launch a new series.  We nearly forget something every time until we force ourselves to use the checklist.

5.  Our budget and budget categories in Excel format.  I had no idea how to create a workable budget when I started.

6.  Hiring process.  A list of 15 or so steps to hiring a new employee, plus a checklist for their first day.

7.  Volunteer job descriptions.  We’ve got a short, written job description for every volunteer in our church. 

Previous articleChurch Trends with Dave Travis
Next articleIs Leadership Un-Biblical?
After two decades as a student pastor, church planter, senior pastor and leadership consultant, Michael Lukaszewski now leads the team at Church Fuel, an organization dedicated to providing insanely practical resources to pastors. He and his wife have three children and live in the Atlanta area. Learn more at churchfuel.com.