Synopses & Reviews
"This book contains invaluable reflections for managers of all types of Christian organizations." --Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
"The book is most helpful in its analysis of Christian service organizations and its suggestions for their management." --Mennonite Quarterly Review
"... this thoughtful and engaging book makes a major contribution to the study of the nonprofit sector and helps tackle the void that exists in the analysis of religious service organizations."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-231) and index.
About the Author
THOMAS H. JEAVONS is the Director of the Center on Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Religion, Philanthropy, and American Culture
Part I: The Context of Religious Philanthropic Organizations: Historical, Societal, Theological, and Oraganizational Elements
1. Dimensions and Tensions of Philanthropy and American Culture
2. Philanthropy and Religion in America
3. "I Will Show You My Faith by What I Do": The Mandate for Combining Witness and Service
4. Religious Organizations as Organizations: A Theoretical Inquiry
Part II: The Management of Christian Service Organizations
5. Christian Service in Practice: A Study of Seven Organizations
6. Management of a Ministry: The Function of Management in Christian Service Organizations
7. Sustaining a Christian Organizational Culture and the Management of Human Resources
8. Fund-Raising and Resource Development: Securing Support for God's Work
9. Leading and Planning: Executives' and Board Members' Roles
10. Toward a Philosophy of Management for Christian Service Organizations: Some Tentative Conclusions