Return to home page
Searching: Otterbein library catalog
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
EBOOK
Author Jeavons, Thomas.
Title When the bottom line is faithfulness : management of Christian service organizations / Thomas H. Jeavons.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1994]
©1994

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OHIOLINK NETLIBRARY EBOOKS    ONLINE  
View online
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OHIOLINK NETLIBRARY EBOOKS    ONLINE  
View online
Series Philanthropic studies
Philanthropic studies.
Subject Church charities -- United States -- Management.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 236 pages).
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index.
Contents Introduction: Religion, Philanthropy, and American Culture -- pt. I. The Context of Religious Philanthropic Organizations: Historical, Societal, Theological, and Organizational 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 -- pt. 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.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Summary Religious service organizations play a central role in philanthropy in the United States. As with their secular counterparts, society expects that these organizations will be "values-expressive," idealistic as well as pragmatic, upholding and promoting an identifiable set of social and moral values as well as providing particular services. For religious philanthropies, these societal concerns create a distinctive set of management issues.
This book explores those special requirements for management and leadership and makes specific proposals for how these requirements may best be met. Although based on research with Christian service organizations, the recommendations are broadly applicable to all such groups.
. The book begins with an examination of the origins and development of the philanthropic tradition in the United States, giving special scrutiny to the role of religious ideals and institutions in shaping American culture and to the influence of religion on philanthropic practice. It then focuses on the pragmatic concerns in the management of Christian service organizations.
Jeavons explores different approaches to the maintenance of organizational culture and management of human resources, resource development and fund raising, and executive and board roles in leadership and planning. The volume concludes with a summary of research findings, a proposal of critical "points of attention" for managers, and suggests lessons other nonprofit organizations might learn from this research.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585220891 (electronic bk.)
9780585220895 (electronic bk.)
0253330890 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253330895 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44965316
Additional Format Print version: Jeavons, Thomas. When the bottom line is faithfulness. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994 0253330890 (DLC) 93030292 (OCoLC)28798753
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction: Religion, Philanthropy, and American Culture 
Pt. IThe Context of Religious Philanthropic Organizations: Historical, Societal, Theological, and Organizational Elements1
 1Dimensions and Tensions of Philanthropy and American Culture3
 2Philanthropy and Religion in America30
 3"I Will Show You My Faith by What I Do": The Mandate for Combining Witness and Service47
 4Religious Organizations as Organizations: A Theoretical Inquiry57
Pt. IIThe Management of Christian Service Organizations87
 5Christian Service in Practice: A Study of Seven Organizations89
 6Management of a Ministry: The Function of Management in Christian Service Organizations113
 7Sustaining a Christian Organizational Culture and the Management of Human Resources135
 8Fund-Raising and Resource Development: Securing Support for God's Work157
 9Leading and Planning: Executives' and Board Members' Roles182
 10Toward a Philosophy of Management for Christian Service Organizations: Some Tentative Conclusions208
 References225
 Index232