Church policies and procedures will have a definite impact on the working and personal relationships of the personnel who comprise the church professional, lay, and support staff. If one is to consider this group a team, then each member must work together in a coordinated effort. Consider a football team. They have a playbook that describes what each player is to do for a particular play. When the quarterback calls a play, each member of the squad kws what he is to do to cause the play to be a success. Even the players on the sideline kw the play requirements. It might be said that such is the same for a church staff and the individuals within the church who make up the total team. It is suggested that the presence of a church playbook is essential for the success of the ministry. We will call this playbook the CHURCH ORGANIZATION MANUAL.