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It may be helpful to say immediately that a church office, receptionist-secretary, an electric typewriter, a motorized mimeograph machine, and a mahogany desk are some of the trimmings and tools of parish administration but not the real substance of it. Parish administration is concerned with Christian discipleship. It is an activity rooted in what God is doing through the Word and the sacraments in the lives of men and women and children and in how they are being built up, trained, and committed to spiritual tasks.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Thessalonians 5:5-6, 8-11; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Peter 5:2-3; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:25-31; 1 Corinthians 14:16b; 2 Corinthians 12:19b; Ephesians 4:12; Matthew 23:8-12; John 8:31-32; John 13:35; 2 Corinthians 9:19-22;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Coiner, Harry G.
"The Pastor As Administrator of the Christian Fellowship,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 35, Article 27.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol35/iss1/27