A Pastor's Toolbox: Management Skills for Parish Leadership

(Paul A. Holmes). Liturgical Press, 2014.


This guidebook provides practical advice for administration challenges in a diocesan parish.


theology of congregational management

Recommended Audience

business managers and clergy, especially Roman Catholi


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Align your management style with your faith beliefs by studying the first chapter about the theology of congregational management.
  • Troubleshoot operational problems by reading a chapter about financial controls or hiring practices.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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