How to use the Administration Matrix

The Matrix allows you to quickly find information and ideas to support you in effectively running your church. Scroll down to the subject heading you are looking for in the left column of the table, or use the quick "jump to" links below. Under each subject heading you will find sub-headings covering its different aspects. Look across the row and find specific references to Rules for Churches, the Treasurer's Manual, and Church Toolkit. Also find links to download relevant Focus and How To Sheets

As well as using the links on the table below for individual documents, you can download a zipped file of the entire content of the sections of the Administration Matrix referred to in the "jump to" list below, as well as separate downloads of Rules for Churches and the Church Toolkit.

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FORMAT OF COMMITTEE

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Committee

9

10 to 14

 

 

 

 

Vacancies for Committees

10

14

 

 

 

 

Qualifications for Committee

11

15

 

 

 

 

Nominations for Committee

12

16

 

 

 

 

Election of Committee

13

18

 

 

 

COMMITTEE DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Duties of and Obligations of Committee Members 15 20

 

 

 

 

Duties of President / Vice P.

 

 

7

 

Duties of Treasurer

 

 

8

 

Duties of Secretary

 

 

9

 

Duties of Booking Secretary

 

 

10

 

Duties of Church Membership Secretary

 

 

11

 

Role of Local Warden

 

 

14

 

What makes a Good Committee Member 22 32

 

 12

 

 

What makes a Good Chairperson

 

 13

 

CHURCH SERVICES

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Requirements for a church service

 

 

1

 

Church Activities Schedule 2 49

 

 

 

 

Preparing for an Official Service

 

 

15

 

Running a Discussion Group

 

 

12

 

Running a Church Circle

 

 

13

 

Running Introduction to Spiritualism

 

 

18

CHURCH MANAGEMENT / GENERAL

SOURCE

RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Church Calendar

 

 2

 

 

General Requirements 3 2 to 3

 

 

 

 

Church Activities Schedule 2 49 to 50

 

 

 

 

Meetings of the Committee 14 19

 

 

 

 

Preparing for Church Committee Meeting

 

 

19

 

Tips for Taking Minutes

 

 14

 

 

Records 23 34

 

 

 

 

Church Toolkit Essential documents

 

 5

 

 

Church Toolkit Document Archiving

 

 17

 

 

Removal from the Committee by the Committee 16 23 to 24

 

 

 

 

Removal from the Committee by Members in Gen 17 24 to 25

 

 

 

 

Church Representative 18 25

 

 

 

 

Spiritualist Healing 25 35

 

 

20

 

Lyceum 24 34

 

 

 

 

Create a Green Action Plan

 

 

 

4

MEMBERS MEETINGS INCLUDING AGM

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

General Meetings including AGM

6,7,8,32,

Schedule 7

8,9,10,52,

52

 

 

5,6

 

Standing Orders for General Meetings 32 42 to 45

 

 

 

COMPLAINTS AND DISPUTES

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Complaints and Disputes 27 37 to 39

 

 

2, 21

 

Natural Justice Procedures 31 41

 

 

 

 

Investigations

 

 

3

POLICIES

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Safeguarding Policy Statement Schedule 4 50 to 51

 

 

 

 

Equal Opportunities Policy statement Schedule 5 51

 

 

 

 

Anti-Bullying Policy Schedule 6 51

 

 

 

 

SNU Privacy Policy

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Church Membership 4 3

 

 

 

 

Suspension/Termination of Membership 5 6

 

 

 

 

Running Introduction to Spiritualism

 

 

18

FINANCE

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Finance 22 30 to 33

 ALL

 

8

 

Independent Examiners 19 26

 

 

25

 

Subscriptions 21 29

 

 

 

 

Organising Repairs and Renewals

 

 

16

 

Banking and Investing Church Funds

 15 to 16

 

17

FUNDRAISING

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Fundraising

10, 30 appendix B

19 to 24, 42 to 47

 

2,3,9,13,

14,15,20

Fundraising for 3rd Parties 22 33

12, 30 appendix B

 

4

ENGAGING WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Engage with Young People

 

 

 

6

Engage with your community

 

 

 

7

Promote Your Event

 

 

 

17

Organise a charity event

 

 

 

16

Attending Your First District Council Meeting

 

 

23

 

Attending Your First SNU AGM

 

 

22

 

How to become involved with Interfaith Locally

 

 

24

ADDITIONAL USEFUL INFORMATION

SOURCE

 RULES FOR CHURCHES

TREASURER'S MANUAL

CHURCH TOOLKIT

FOCUS SHEET

HOW TO SHEET

RULE

PAGE

PAGE

PAGE

NUMBER

NUMBER

Design a Training Workshop

 

 

 

5
Entice people to attend your event

 

 

 

8
Get motivated

 

 

 

10
Improve committee meetings

 

 

 

11
Improve Time Management

 

 

 

12
Plan a Team Meeting

 

 

 

19
Run effective campaigns

 

 

 

21
Retain and Thank Volunteers

 

 

 

18, 22
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