Chapter 1 – An Introduction To Management By Objectives


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  •  Define management by objectives.
  •  Explain the importance of management by objectives.
  •  Deal with opposition to management by objectives.


“Management” is the process of accomplishing plans through human, material, and spiritual resources.

“Management by objectives” is a procedure for planning and implementing ministry in an orderly, effective manner. The Bible states:

Let all things be done decently and in order. (I Corinthians 14:40)

From the beginning of the Biblical record, God made plans and communicated them to men and women who carefully recorded and obeyed them.

God had Moses prepare a written plan for the construction of the tabernacle. He gave David plans for the temple. He had Hezekiah write down his vision in a clear and orderly way.

This lesson introduces “Management By Objectives.” You will learn what it involves, its importance, and how to deal with any opposition which you may encounter.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.