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The Work of a Church Administrator (UCAN)

The Work of a Church Administrator is a distance-learning course of study prepared for Christians employed by a local church as a Church Administrator in some form. It is run by the UK Church Administrators Network (UCAN) in partnership with Cliff College.

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This course has been prepared to offer a rigorous but highly practical foundation in the subject of office-based local church administration in the UK. Students who complete the course will have a qualification that shows their church, and any future churches they move to, that they understand and can apply principles of organisational management within a theological understanding of a local church context.

The ten units of the course cover the possible roles of a church Administrator, building people-skills, running a church office, being well organised, working with others, communicating well, designing systems, handling files and personal development. One unit focuses on relevant biblical material. In addition to the ten units, there are three written assignments to be submitted to demonstrate that you are understanding the study material and able to apply it to your work.

Since 2009, the UK Church Administrators Network has led the effort to support church administrators across the UK and to promote the spiritual gift of administration within the church. UCAN's desire is to equip those responsible for administration in churches to be efficient in their roles, to connect them to one another for mutual support and resource-sharing and to forge effective working relationships between them and their church leadership team so that they may collectively best-utilise their God-given gifts, skills and passion to extend the Kingdom.

In the video below, Andrew Bagwell from the UK Church Administrators Network shares more about the course.

You can find out more about this course and sign up via the UCAN website - get started now.