J. T. EnglishLead Pastor
“It is hard to overstate the importance of excellent administrative help. Having worked closely with Rachel I have benefited from her ability to anticipate needs, work with extreme efficiency, without ever compromising excellence. She is a true gift to the teams and organizations that she supports.”
Matthew J. HallProvost & Senior Vice President for Academic Administration
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Rachel Brock has proven she knows how to help organizations, teams, and leaders get things done. She is one of the most high capacity and efficient administrators I have ever worked with and her organizational instincts are superb. I am confident Ministry Desk has the ability to help assist any leader or organization get things done with greater efficiency and the highest standard of excellence.”
Jon DeedrickSenior Pastor
Redeeming Grace Church, Goodyear, AZ
“Rachel Brock's high bar of professionalism, her broad capacity, and her unflappable demeanor sets her apart as a unique and excellent EA. From the earliest days of our work relationship, she operated in sync with my preferences and instincts, often deflecting problems before they reached my desk. If something went sideways, she cooly and quickly solved the issue. Knowing Rachel, I expect Ministry Desk to be a huge asset to leaders and organizations.”
Reaching & Teaching International Ministries
“Rachel has been indispensable to our organization, especially to me personally. Whether coordinating board meetings, scheduling, or travel details, Rachel's proactive attention to detail have allowed me to operate in my areas of strength while ensuring that all of the details are in place when and where needed. I would highly recommend the services of Ministry Desk to any pastor or ministry executive who, like me, requires professional-level assistance.”
Peter BrockRegion Leader - Europe and Africa
Reaching and Teaching International Ministries (RTIM)
“The administrative help provided by Ministry Desk has been invaluable to myself personally as well as to the overall productivity and efficiency of RTIM. The MD VA has freed up dozens of hours during the week for me to engage in deep work and to serve our missionaries in a much more effective manner. With the growth of RTIM our need for quality administrative help was growing as well. Ministry Desk has met and exceeded our expectations in every way!”
Raleigh SadlerExecutive Director
Let My People Go
“I appreciate Ministry Desk. So much of the work of a nice nonprofit can be impacted by the administrative assistant. Also, finding a good administrative assistant can be a struggle. I’m thankful that Ministry Desk exists, they have made my life a lot easier.”
Steve HuberPastor and Director of the Liberti Network of Churches
“Ministry Desk found an experienced assistant that really fits with our culture and who also works well with me as a leader. Staying on top of email is now a non-stressful task (no small thing with multiple churches involved) and my ability to plan into the future has greatly increased. There are many administrative details that I simply don’t have to think about anymore. Having a virtual assistant has been both fruitful and very affordable.”
Travis CramerManaging Partner, Portfolio Development
“Ministry Desk and our Ministry Desk virtual assistants have changed our organization! After going 18 years without an assistant, Ministry Desk matched me with the perfect virtual assistant for my needs, and she has helped me more than I could have ever expected or hoped for. Ministry Desk does an amazing job of identifying, vetting, discerning and matching potential assistants with clients like us. We see Ministry Desk as an extension of our HR function, and because of the success in the placement of five VAs (and counting), we intend to continue partnering with Ministry Desk for any administrative/virtual assistant capacity we require.”
Giancarlo MontemayorVP of Global Publishing
Lifeway Christian Resources
“From the very first call with Rachel I knew this was going to be a professional service. To put it simply, Ministry Desk paired me with the best EA I have ever worked with. It was a perfect match for me and my team. I can´t recommend them highly enough.”
Cari MaynardDirector of Ministry Support
“I have had the privilege of working with Ministry Desk for the past 10 months and it has been a Godsend! My job pulls me in many different directions and that means I am away from my computer and unable to keep track of communications. Debbie, at Ministry Desk, came in and set up a great organizational system that allowed me to streamline the process of email responses and to do lists. Knowing that I am no longer missing important emails and project deadlines has helped me tremendously. She also is a great project lead and is able to do many tasks virtually to help ease my load. With the help of Debbie, I am able to focus on ministry affairs and know that she is working behind the scenes to help not only my success but my church’s as well. I strongly recommend the team at Ministry Desk!”
We understand the pressure that comes with working in ministry and wearing multiple hats. Busy work and administrative tasks take up a lot of time and keep you from making progress on what’s most important. When you aren’t able to focus on what’s most important it causes stress and can leave you feeling frustrated.
At Ministry Desk, we’ve assembled a team of experienced administrative and executive assistants who can help alleviate the burden of administrative work.
While we primarily work with churches and other non-profit ministries, we also pair remote assistants with Christian professionals in a number of contexts. We’d love to connect with you on a Discovery Call to uncover the specific needs of your situation.
According to Glassdoor.com, an average full-time executive assistant employee costs an employer $60,684/year (not including taxes, benefits, or other overhead expenses, which would increase that amount significantly).
The average expense of hiring one of our remote assistants at 60 hours/ month is $23,400/year. There are no extra or overhead expenses since assistants pay for their own taxes, software, and equipment. The cost savings benefit coupled with the efficiency and productivity level you receive with a remote assistant makes for a large return on your investment.
We would love to connect with you on a discovery call and uncover how we can best serve you.
– Graphic design
– Social Media
– Membership management
– Assistance with church events & programs
– Calendar management & scheduling
– Email management
– Member care management
– Sermon cataloging
– Document organization
– Presentation & outline creation
Board meeting support
– Document/agenda preparation
– Board member communication & travel logistics
– Meeting logistics and support
– Minutes and meeting documentation
– Communication with outside orgs.
– Record keeping of details for event
– Organization of speaker invitations
– Travel booking
– Tripit organization for itineraries
– Expense reimbursement
– Presentation/slides creation
– Daily calendar proofing and monitoring of schedule
– Long-term calendar planning & strategizing
– Scheduling meetings
– Booking reservations
– Zoom meeting set-up & scheduling
– Inbox cleanup
– Inbox organization and flagging system
– Categorization and filing of emails (weekly or daily)
– Managing a second general email account.
– Receipt management
– Implementation of your credit card reconciliation system
– Event planning
– Scheduling of food & vendors
– Detailed itinerary creation for events
– Speaker or guest itineraries & booking of travel reservations
– Communication with participants
– Board meeting preparation
– Travel research
– Travel booking (flight, hotel, rental car, etc.)
– Tripit organization for itineraries
– Restaurant reservations
– Expense reimbursement
Most of our assistants work an average of 15 hours per week.
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