Factors that influence the performance of church based projects in Kenya: a case study of selected churches in Mvita constituency, Mombasa County, Kenya
Many projects continue to fail despite the use of established project methods and techniques as governance, professionalism, resources, communication and servant leadership has been found lacking. Previous research has stopped short of identifying the church projects which are worthy of millions of money and the factors influencing their success. A project success is in part, contingent on effective managing the constraints of time, cost and performance expectation. In order to achieve this, it is essential that the project manager possesses and displays appropriate leadership skills. Servant leadership is recognized as a model that could contribute to overcoming many of the challenges faced in running a project. Churches handle resources worth millions of money in their projects. Evidence indicates that, there are no reported cases on success of projects in Mombasa county churches. Most of the research done concentrates on. Non Government Organizations (NGOs) and government projects. The study used purposive sampling technique to access people with specific knowledge, experience, skills and responsibility in the management of church affairs. The analysis involved a sample of 90 (100 percent) respondents that was involved in the process of data collection. The response rate was 80 (88.9%) respondents who filled and returned the questionnaire. The data was obtained using self administered questionnaires and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze data using mean, frequencies, standard deviation and percentage and the findings presented using tables. The research findings show that church governance and professionalism influence performance of church based projects. Similarly availability and utilization resources influence performance of church based projects to a great proportion.