How do I train myself

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No one trained me do I Have to train myself

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Sep 09, 2016
Church Secretary Self-Training
by: Terressa

First of all, let me tell you that you're not alone. Many church secretaries have trained themselves when the former secretary wasn't there to train them or there never was a church secretary before.

In these instances, your Pastor(s) evidently realizes that no one is there to train you; therefore, they will be happy to help you where necessary.

You need to have a meeting with your Pastor(s) and ask them exactly what your job duties consist of. After listing your job duties, ask questions if needed to understand completely what you need to know to perform these duties. Such questions as "When is this report due?", "What program do I use to track contributions?" etc.

Depending on the programs they have available for you, make sure you have a good word processing program such as Microsoft Word. Microsoft Office has many great programs you will need to help perform your job as Church Secretary.

Also, take advantage of the free church forms on my website If they do not have a program for you to track church member's information, contributions, etc. then ask them to look at my Church Office Package (Shepherdbase - Church Membership Database and Church Forms CD - All the forms on my website in PDF and MS Word formats) to purchase for you.

I hope this helps. Keep your chin up and try not to stress about anything just communicate with your Pastor(s) what you need...It will get easier as time goes by.

May God Richly Bless You & Your New Ministry,
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