Impact Of Record keeping and Management In Modern Christian Churches 

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Impact Of Record keeping and Management In Modern Christian Churches. A Study OF OSHODI ARCHDEACONRY, LAGOS STATE

ABSTRACT

This research is concerning a study of record keeping and management: A case Study of Oshodi Archdeaconry of the Diocese of Lagos West (Anglican Communion). Record keeping and management is a vital tool for organizations in addressing issues related to governance, compliance, growth and retention. This research seeks to efficiently and systematically control the lifecycle of records that are routinely generated as a result of activities and transactions in Oshodi Archdeaconry. It examined record generation and documentation from biblical, sociological and theoretical perspectives. Undoubtedly, in every institution particularly in Churches, it is always necessary to store records for future use. Therefore, the study sought to find out the record types and formats created or received, establish records keeping system currently used, investigate the challenges faced in managing the records, and assess the status quo in records keeping and Church management as well as recommend possible solutions for the Oshodi Archdeaconry of the Diocese of Lagos West.  The study investigates whether there is proper accountability and responsibility in Oshodi Archdeaconry management.

The study reviewed literature on the concepts of Church management, record keeping, their forms as well as the lifecycle of Church records. It further outlined the challenges, antidotes and role of efficient record keeping in Oshodi Archdeaconry. The study employs a triangulation of methodologies, including biblical content analysis and interviews.  Therefore, it was recommended that management of Oshodi Archdeaconry should embrace the records management function to ensure its effectiveness, and clergymen are to be professionally trained to properly manage records in their Parishes, Archdeaconries and Dioceses.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page

  • Certification

  • Dedication

  • Acknowledgements

  • Abstract

  • Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION

  • 1.1       Background to the Study

  • 1.2       Statement of the Problem

  • 1.3       Purpose of the Study

  • 1.4       Scope of the Study

  • 1.5       Significant of the Study

  • 1.6       Research Methodology

  • CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

  • 2.1       The Concept of Church Management

  • 2.2       The Concept of Record Keeping

  • CHAPTER THREE: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF OSHODI ARCHDEACONRY 

  • 3.1       Origin of Christianity in Lagos Metropolis

  • 3.2       History of Lagos West Diocese

  • 3.3       Doctrinal Beliefs and Practices of Lagos West Diocese

  • 3.4       Church Management and Record Keeping in Lagos west Diocese

  • CHAPTER FOUR: ADVENT AND ROLE OF RECORD KEEPING IN OSHODI ARCHDEACONRY

  • 4.1       Advent of Oshodi Archdeaconry in Lagos West Diocese

  • 4.2       Challenges of record keeping in Church Management in Oshodi Archdeaconry

  • 4.3       Suggested Solution to the Problems facing record Keeping in Church Management in Oshodi Archdeaconry

  • 4.4       The efficient role record keeping in Church Mangement in Oshodi Archdeaconry

  • CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION

  • 5.1       Summary

  • 5.2       Recommendations

  • 5.3       Conclusion

  •             BIBLIOGRAPHY

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