Building / Facilities
The Role of a Church Facilities Manager
A church facilities manager role can be a great way to use your skills, gain practical experience and stay close to your faith. You may not think you have the necessary qualifications, but they're often accessible through experience and education.
The first step in starting a career as a church facilities manager is determining what type of church you want to work with - is it one that values an intimate setting or one that's more focused on reaching out to those who don't currently attend services?
Secondly, you should decide on whether you want to pursue this opportunity full-time or part-time by looking at what's available in your area. Some churches may offer both full- and part-time roles so that even if the whole family works for them, they will still be able to see each other on weekends.
Most church facilities managers won't need a college degree but many employers may require specific training or experience related to this role - for example, if you want to specialise in electrical installation, you'll need to pursue additional certifications and training.
When applying for a church facilities manager position, you should prepare your resume by including your education level, any relevant experience that you may have as well as related skills or qualifications. You should also bring examples of what work you've done in the past (if applicable) so that employers can see your potential. Finally, you should know that some church facilities manager jobs may require that you work on Sundays so make sure that you're willing to do this before applying for any roles.
The responsibilities of a church facilities manager can vary depending on the size of your church. However, in general, you are likely to take some responsibility for areas like the church's physical appearance (e.g., painting and decorating), repairing equipment and making sure that the sound quality is as good as possible throughout your church building so that people can hear what is being said during services. You may also be involved in fundraising or acquiring equipment for new projects.
Importantly, a church facility manager can help to improve the building's functionality by making sure that it meets your congregation's needs and by suggesting ideas for new additions.
There are many benefits to consider when deciding if being a church facilities manager is the right career for you. For one, this is an opportunity to get excellent training and experience which can be invaluable in fulfilling your potential. Working as a church facilities manager will allow you to gain practical skills in areas like communication, conflict resolution and leadership that will help you in any future endeavors you pursue. In addition, if you're not able to obtain another leadership role at your church, it is likely that you will be working closely with others on a daily basis which can help strengthen existing interpersonal relationships. Lastly, working as a church facilities manager, you may have the opportunity to live out your faith in ways that are different from what you would typically do on Sundays.