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The historian is responsible for keeping accurate records and photos of church events and milestones and organizing the information to preserve a historical library of the church’s heritage.

Ministry Area/Department




Accountable To

Associate Pastor/Pastor

Ministry Target


Position Is


Position May Be Filled By

Church member

Minimum Maturity Level

Stable, maturing Christian

Spiritual Gifts

Administration • Serving

Talents or Abilities Desired

Good research and organizational skills • Very neat • Detail oriented

Best Personality Traits

Analyst-dependable or analyst-expresser

Passion For

Preserving a record of the church’s history and accomplishments

Length of Service Commitment

One Year

Anticipated Time Commitments

1. Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: one hour a month—occasionally more

2. Participating in meetings/training: minimal, as needed


1. Clip and file any news or magazine articles about the church, pastor(s) or related ministries.

2. Keep photo archives by properly identifying photos of

a. All pastors and paid staff members who have served the church

b. Special events

c. Church building, grounds and any additions or improvements

3. Keep an up-to-date journal about any special services and events held at the church: revivals, homecomings, anniversaries, dramas, ministry fairs, etc.

4. Keep a record of church expansions and improvements; note dates, etc.

5. Keep up-to-date biographical information about the pastor(s).

6. Take photos of special people (speakers, etc.) and events, or arrange for someone else to do so.

  1. File a copy of any church publication such as the church bulletin, poems written by church members, newsletters, etc.
  2. File a copy of every church directory that is created.


Signature of Nominee: ___________________ Date of Signature: ___________