ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE
A. "Organization" is the
work of arranging in systematic and orderly fashion the
B. "Administration" is
the work of setting policies and determining the
C. "Supervision" is the work of overseeing -- to take a worker and help him do his task. It has to do with planning a program for improvement.
D. "Management" is the work of carrying out the policies, such as the heads of different areas: superintendent, coordinator, etc.
II. ORGANIZATION: A BIBLICAL CONCEPT
A. Organization and administration carry the idea of order, plan and direction.
1. God is a God of order (1 Cor. ).
a. Order in the creation and maintenance of the universe.
b. Scheme of redemption shows order.
c. The church (body of Christ) shows order.
2. Lack of accomplishment in many places due to a lack of system, order or cooperation.
B. Consider Some Areas of Failure
1. No one assigned to organize, systematize and direct,
2. or one appointed holds his position in name only,
3. or lacks knowledge of his responsibilities,
4. or has had no training,
5. or lacks ability,
6. or fails to receive cooperation and support.
III. SOME ADVANTAGES OF
A. Produces logical arrangement which meets the needs of a particular congregation to produce spiritual and numerical growth.
B. Best way to utilize energy, money, students and interest.
C. Organization depends on the size, number and training of workers and number and background of pupils. Larger numbers demand more organization.
D. Christ provided for organization under the elders to feed, exhort, convict, oversee, rule, be obeyed, and take care of the church. : (Acts ,28; 1 Tim. 3:4-5; ; Heb. 13:17; 1 Pet. 5:1-3).
1. Congregations without elders can still organize their work.
2. Who should be in charge of the educational program?
a. One of the elders.
b. A deacon.
c. One of the members.
d. Employ someone with special training.
e. Educational committee.
A Workable Organization
E. Why this organization?
1. Stimulates more thinking, planning, and work.
2. Carries more weight because a recommendation is made by more than one.
3. Promotes cooperative work.
4. Cuts down the "selling" problem for anything new.
5. Problem of communication is partly solved.
6. Helps in problem solving:
a. Identify the problem
b. Suggest possible solutions
c. Select the best possible solution
d. Implement the solution
e. Evaluate the results.
*Acknowledgments to Dr. Thomas L. Campbell