Best Practices in Catholic Church Ministry Performance Management

Best Practices in Catholic Church Ministry Performance Management

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The Church is not a business, but it does have a stewardship responsibility to ensure that all of its resources are used as effectively as possible to carry out God's work on earth. This unique collection brings together both scholars and practitioners who tackle the tricky questions related to the performance management of lay Church workers and clergy (priests and deacons). This is a valuable resource for programs in church ministry, pastoral administration, and in the emerging field of church management.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 130 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739145231
  • 9780739145234
  • 1,851,623

Table of contents

1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Framework of Accountability in the Church Chapter 4 2. HR Guidelines for Developing A Performance Management System Chapter 5 3. The Evolution of Employment Practices Regarding Lay Parish Ministry Chapter 6 4. Using Standards in Lay Ecclesial Ministry Professional Development Chapter 7 5. Performance Management in a Family Business? Part 8 II. Performance Evaluation of Clergy Chapter 9 6. Performance Management Of Catholic Clergy: "Best Practice" Or New Iconoclasm? Chapter 10 7. Importance of Performance Evaluation of Seminarians and Priests for Effective Parish Ministry Chapter 11 8. Clergy Performance Management: An Organizational Psychology Perspective Chapter 12 9. Performance Management and Ongoing Formation of Priests Chapter 13 10. Neither Fish Nor Fowl: Performance Evaluation of Deacons Chapter 14 11. Summary and Conclusion
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Review quote

I know no one who is more committed than Charles Zech to taking 'best practices' from business and translating them into the management practices of Catholic organizations. His commitment and competence are reflected in the quality of the contributors he has assembled to produce this valuable book. -- William S. Byron S.J., St. Joseph's University
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About Charles E. Zech

Charles E. Zech is the director of the Center for the Study of Church Management and professor of economics at Villanova University.
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