Church Administrator Career Field

Career Overview

Church administrators serve a special role in the management of evangelical activities and facilities. Church administrators can be involved in both the spiritual and physical management of their spiritual group. They can conduct and perform spiritual functions and can also be responsible for administrative tasks like management of religious facilities, religious schools, and other outside management responsibilities. Church administrators can also go by the names common to evangelical leaders like pastor, minister, chaplain, clergy member, or rector. They can also go by more common terms like general facilities manager or church administrator. In the administrator role, individuals often are in charge of facilities management, supplies procurement, human resources tasks, accounting and finance tasks, project planning, and other tasks important to the management of a social and business organization.

Education Requirements

Master’s Degree in Religious Studies or Church Administration
Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies or Business Administration

The educational requirements for church administrators are dependent upon the religious group that they are responsible to serve. Larger and more developed religious group generally require their church administrators to have graduate degrees in church administration or a business management field. Some positions may even require a law degree.


Church Personnel and Staff Development
Accounting & Records Management
Christian Professional Ethics
Facilities Management

School Recommendations

Villanova University
Oral Roberts University
Boston College
Regent University
Huntington University

Employment Trends

Job Availability as of May 2008: 670,000
Projected Employment in 2018: 887,700
Average Annual Salary for Clergy members in 2009: $42,950

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Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics







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