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Robert Welch

Being Prepared for Church Administration

Truett Seminary at Baylor University

Yesterday I reviewed Robert Welch's Church Administration: Creating Efficiency for Effective Ministry, 2nd edition (2011).  In that post, I noted that his research shows most pastors graduate from seminary with little or no preparation for church administration even though the average pastor spends around half of her or his time on such tasks. When I entered seminary, I already had a solid educational and experiential background in administration outside of the for-profit sector.  I had Read More …

Review of Church Administration

church administration

Meet the Author Robert H. Welch currently serves as Chair of the Christian Education Division and professor of Church Administration at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Prior to this position, he retired from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he had also served as a professor of Administration.  In addition to his academic background in church administration, Welch served in administrative capacities in multiple Baptist churches after retiring from the military. He is Read More …