Learn how to apply the well-documented benefits of project management in your own church and with your own ministry endeavors! This practical resource provides the fundamentals of project management, while at the same time grounding its use with a biblical foundation. Grounded in numerous real-life case studies and supported with helpful tools, author Vincent Howell offers his years of experience in corporate and nonprofit organizations as well as his experiences with congregational ministry to explain the four phases of project management:
• Inspiration and Initiation
• Evaluating and Celebrating
Click Project Management Tools & Resources for invaluable appendices providing numerous charts, templates, and more!
"Our dreams for God's church often go unfulfilled, not because they were bad dreams but because we never realized what was needed to make them a reality. Vincent Howell's book provides valuable tools to help think through, plan, execute, evaluate and celebrate our successes (and our less-than successes). At first the process may look like hard workand in my experience, it is hard work! However, trying to implement change without significant planning, team building, and communication often leads to frustration and less than desired results. It's also a lot of work to discern what God wants us to do. Once you have the vision, try some of these suggestions. They can make a radical difference." Art Thompson, Westside UMC; Project Manager, Corning Inc., retired
Vincent W. Howell, MA, DMin, is pastor of the Centenary United Methodist Churches in Clemmons, NC. During his ministry, his leadership has focused on training clergy and laity on applying project management in the church to achieve effective project implementation, as well as to better utilize the limited resources within the local church. Vincent writes on issues of leadership and local church history.