In order to carry out an effective ministry, the BSM Director must manage a variety of tasks. These tasks, though not necessarily considered direct ministry, are actually foundational to ministry because they determine a ministry’s long-term survival. The goal in this area is to equip the BSM Director in effective management skills.
The Givens for Management
Moses’ Style of Management - A Biblical Basis for Management by Rick Spencer
Pacesetter: Develop a strong accountability system for financial areas of BSM, including proper monthly financial reporting to local leadership group and state BSM Supervisor, budget management, checks and balances for security. Also, the BSM staff seeks to enhance key relationships on the campus and community.
Spiritual Focus: Weekly meetings with staff for encouragement, direction, and accountability.
Equipping: Expect excellence in secretary and janitor as well as student leaders in making the BSM building an attractive and welcoming environment both inside and out. Create pride among staff and students in the building. Each BGCT owned building is required to have a team of lay people assisting with building maintenance. Refer to "buildings" in the worker guide.
Incarnational: Intentional management by the BSM Director and Associate.
Management Tasks for New Workers
Immediate setup of system for connecting with alumni, friends of BSM, area churches, etc.
Read the 800 section of BGCT's Policy Manual.
Conduct weekly staff meetings with your staff.
Set up system of financial accountability (monthly/annual reports and budget preparation).
Set up building care and maintenance schedule.
Schedule BSM clean up day for December/April.
Create Staffing Plan for following year.
Plan alumni reunion sometime during second year.
Develop and implement an active support development strategy - publicity, income from variety of sources - churches, alumni, friends of BSM, etc. (starting year 3).
Top Reading Recommendations
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Additional Reading Recommendations
Ordering Your Private World by Gordon McDonald
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Y in the Workplace: Managing the "Me First" Generation by Nicole A. Lipkin
The One Minute Manager by Blanchard & Johnson
Additional Management Helps
BSM Building Related Expenses
BSM Building Report
Facility Expectations for BGCT Owned Buildings
Winterizing you BSM Building
CMI Interview Weekend
Go Now Discovery Weekend
BSM Tax Related
Scholarship for Children of BSM Directors (Chet Reames)
Sending in Money to BGCT
BGCT Policy Manual
Child Guidelines with Work Related Events
How to Open your Texas Baptists Email Account
How to Forward your Texas Baptists email to another email
15 Passenger Van Guidelines
Additional Insurance Coverage for Higher Risk Situations Like Disaster Relief
Certificate of Insurance
Helping Staff & Students have Healthy Boundaries
Incident Reporting Guidelines
Liability Release Forms
Trip Insurance Forms
When Renting a Van
When Borrowing a Van
BSM Building Facility Report
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