Florida Region
Administrative Personnel Association
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


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The Mission of the Administrative Personnel Association is to offer opportunities for professional development and personal growth for those called by God to serve as support staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We accomplish this by providing continuing education events for certification and occasions for fellowship, worship, spiritual nurture at National and Regional Conferences as well as seminar training events.



MAY 14-18, 2014



Go to Conferences and Education Page to print a brochure


March/April 2014



God has appointed some in the church. . . administrators.

I Corinthians 12:28 (Amplified Bible)


The following from churchadministrationblog.org resonates for me, but also serves to raise awareness of the importance of this vital role in the Church, including furthering the education of same. As you read, be grateful for those who faithfully serve as bridges of support and wisdom. If your support staff has not

joined APA, I encourage your budgeting to enable them to do so (G-2.1102, Book of Order). 


What is Church Administration? - a gift from God. Training can equip you, but God is the only one who can call and empower you to serve effectively in your role. Good administration is getting others to work together.  Church administration is a ministry centered on people, not techniques and paperwork. It is an art of management, not manipulation. It requires faith in God, sensitivity, integrity, timing, administrative skills, and resourcefulness. Have you ever noticed that some church administrators are able to influence and lead people?  Their warm smile, sincere concern, and inviting attitude just naturally draw people to them. However, they so offer so much more: They are organized, decisive, creative problem-solvers, excellent decision makers, resourceful, and adept at peace-making.


You have been entrusted with an amazing ministry that will impact lives, help direct and bring order where needed, aiding the expansion of the kingdom of God. You assist in planning and preparing community events to touch lives. You have days where you experience sheer joy in this ministry, and days when you will feel overwhelmed, under qualified, and ill-equipped. But, it is in those days that you will draw on the strength of the call from God “for such a time as this.”


Contact me  for more information on joining APA, and to REGISTER NOW for our Florida Region Conference held from May 14-18. See you there!



  Resurrection Blessings,


Sharon Gowdy, CA I Membership Chair Florida Region of the APA  sgowdy@timschurch.org 813.949.1239





APA NATIONAL CONFERENCE              October 16-18, 2014