A Pastor’s Perspective on Church Administration

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In this month's edition of The Ship Podcast, Director of New Ministry Partnerships, Brian Dodd, sits down for an informative conversation with Senior Pastor Dr. Dwight Riddick of the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Newport News, VA about the subject of church administration from a pastor's perspective.

The following are just some of the items they discussed:

  • Why church administration is so important.

  • What happens when we do not have effective policies and procedures.

  • What role leaders play in this process.

  • What happens when leaders try to do this alone.

  • What role delegation plays and what makes someone an effective delegator.

  • Whom should you be delegating to and why.

  • Why administration is both spiritual and practical.

  • Why effective administration preserves peace.

  • Why effective administration is a source of fellowship.

Key Points:

  • Hear from Dr. Dwight Riddick, senior pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Newport News, VA.

  • Dr. Riddick gives a pastor’s perspective on the subject of church administration. 

  • Listen as Dr. Riddick shares why church administration is so important, what happens when we do not have effective policies and procedures, what roles leaders play in this process, and much more.

Guest: Dr. Dwight Riddick
Dr Dwight Riddick Ministries 
Facebook: @DrDwightRiddick 
Twitter: @DrDwightRiddick
Church Website: Gethsemane Baptist Church 

Pastor Riddick has been the senior pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church for 34 years. He founded F.L.A.M.E., Inc., an organization that equips and nurtures pastors. Pastor Riddick has distinctively served in numerous positions including President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and member of the Board of Trustees for Virginia Union University. Additionally, he was nominated for the Daily Press Newspaper’s Citizen Award in 2001 and received the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Humanitarian Award in 2012. He currently serves as the 40th President of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference.