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Developing Strong Job Descriptions for Employees and Volunteers

Well-crafted job descriptions are critical to each church’s mission and proper functioning.

Developing Strong Job Descriptions for Employees and Volunteers
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While an often neglected tool, well-crafted job descriptions support the church’s mission, enhance ministry effectiveness and the effectiveness of those who do ministry, assist in legal and tax compliance areas, and so much more. Besides summarizing essential job responsibilities, the type of work performed, qualifications, and skills for a position, good job descriptions may include information about the church’s culture, mission, and benefits. In fact, a well-crafted job description functions a lot like DNA.

When God created the human race, he wrote detailed instructions into the body through DNA. DNA instructs each cell as it is formed about how it should function. Those instructions organize the formation, growth, and function of the body. These instructions tell one cell to form a fingernail while directing another cell to become a bone. A functioning human is created when ...

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