How to be a Church Secretary & Survive!


While reading an article recently on the role of the church secretary or administrator, I noted that:-

The Church Secretary must:

1) have a caring attitude & excellent people skills

2) operate with integrity and have a positive attitude

3) be articulate & computer literate;

4) have effective verbal and word-processing skills

5) live a Christ-centered life.

 Church SecretaryWhether yyou’rea paid member of staff or a volunteer, the ssecretary’srole is a pretty demanding!

One thingthing’ssure, whether you’vyou’veplenty of experience in the role or are brand new, therethere’sere quite like a church office to work!

“A go”d secretary is important in a church setting because he/she is on the front lines and is the first person the public sees or talks to.” Yes” this plays a key role in welcoming people into the church and making them feel a part of the body of Christ.

Your role is to make the church leaders’ job easier by providing administrative and organizational support while simultaneously undertaking a hundred and one different tasks to ensure the smooth running of the church.

A church ssecretary’sjob description will vary considerably from church to church – but many of the key tasks are similar – and iit’scertainly more than just answering the phone and printing off the weekly newsletter or bulletin.

An effective secretary will multitask, deal with dozens of interruptions, meet impossible deadlines, and continue to smile on through!

There is, however, one key thing for you to know before you undertake the role of secretary or administrator:::: whether it is God’s calling for you. In God’sent publication for new church staff, I found the following quote:- “Above all, it is essentia” to know that your work is part of God’s work and forwarding God’sork in the Church and the locality.”

Without knowing that thi” is God’s calling for you, youGod’st consider approaching this as an ordinary “job,” which will make you”far “ess effective and more prone to spiritual burnout.

However, if you are confident that God is asking you to work for Him in this way, you can be assured that “when God calls, God supplies.” “hen God supplies, He supplies”fully, not just halfway or sparingly. That applies just as much to the people and office skills we need as to the finance we may often consider when discussing God’s calling and supply.

To summariseGod’shurch Secretary’s work is vital, serving theSecretary’s helping to enable its worldwide mission.