ChurchStaffing Hiring Articles

  • 4 Reasons for Leaders to be Encouraged

    by Rick Whitter
    I spoke with a young leader today who is going through an especially challenging time right now. Seems to me as though most leaders are under the gun these days.  I thought this may be a good time to try to encourage my fellow leaders. Think about these four things: Passion is a non-negotiable. Many followers, especially lethargic ones, don’t understand passion. They mistake our drive and intensity for pushiness. While I know leaders ...   Read More
  • 3 Tips for Finding and Training Leaders

    by Rick Whitter
    Every leader since Moses has realized the need for finding other leaders to help shepherd the people (Exodus 18; Deuteronomy 1:9–18). Without sufficient leaders, the church will be limited in size and ministry effectiveness. But how do we get the right people in positions of leadership? I have always said that there is no more important decision in the church than who is leading. Appoint the wrong leaders, and you’ve got big trouble. Here ...   Read More
  • How Your “Gut” May Be Interfering With Your Hiring

    by Milan Ford, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Earlier this year, the New York Times did an interview with Marla Malcolm Beck, Chief Executive of Blue Mercury, now one of the largest luxury spa and beauty product retail chains in the nation. When asked what was one of the greatest keys to her company becoming such a huge success, Beck credited her ability to interview potential candidates for skill, will, and fit with unbelievable speed. “I’m the queen of the seven-minute interview,” ...   Read More
  • 7 Purposes and Advantages of Team Leadership

    by Frank Damazio
    In a world dominated by “one-man-bands,” that is, one person carrying the entire responsibility and doing all the work alone, we need to reclaim the team leadership mentality. God never intended for one person to carry all the pressure or responsibility for a local church or major ministry. Many leaders have even collapsed physically, mentally, morally or emotionally under such a load. For this practical reason, as well as moral, doctrinal ...   Read More
  • The Question Every Leader Must Answer

    by Kevin East
    I would imagine this scenario is not foreign to you. You have faces staring back at you, eager to follow.  It could be volunteers, staff, or a group of people that have come together for a common reason.  They are looking to you and me for leadership, but unfortunately, we let them down.  Instead of leadership, we merely provide instructions. As leaders, we must answer this question for our people: Why are we here? Recently I had ...   Read More
  • 7 of the Most Dangerous Leadership Mindsets I’ve Observed

    by Ron Edmondson
    I’ve seen it so many times. A leader could even be doing everything else right and one flawed mindset can overshadow — jeopardize all the good leadership principles we know. One constantly repeated action. One trait. One habit. One mindset. And, sadly, many times it’s not even that the person isn’t a good leader — it’s that one mindset that gets them off track. And, so I believe leaders should constantly ...   Read More
  • 9 Essential Qualities Of Exceptional Leaders

    by Jay Mitchell, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    There is no one-size-fits-all mold for what makes a great leader, and leadership can look very different when it is manifested in different personalities and circumstances. There are, however, several characteristics that are present in every successful leader.Whether you are seeking your next leader or seeking to become a more effective leader, here are 9 essential qualities to strive after:1. Exceptional leaders are authentic. Great leaders are ...   Read More
  • 3 Tips to Create a Captivating Christmas Service

    by SermonSearch Staff
    If you are anything like me, by this time in mid-December you have almost completed the pulling out of all of your hair, leaving your scalp bare and an ulcer or two in your stomach just in time for the eggnog and neighborhood caroling. Add the fact that you are responsible for telling the story of Jesus’ birth and preparing for your church’s joyous Christmas service in the midst of all the hustle and bustle can leave any pastor with the ...   Read More
  • How To Train Others: Five Lessons From Jesus

    by Joe Plemon
    Whether you hire workers for your own business, train co-workers within the context of your current position, or equip others for ministry in your church, you should consider the following lessons from the Master trainer: 1. Be real during the interview process. If you are salivating over a prospective employee, don’t succumb to the temptation of sugar coating the job. When a teacher of religious law asked Jesus if he could follow him, Jesus ...   Read More
  • 3 Things I Wish I'd Known about Leadership

    by Brady Boyd, Senior Pastor of New Life Church
    I’ve been a pastor for nearly two decades now, and for nearly two decades I’ve been the product of on-the-job training. Maybe every job is this way. Do you know any good doctors or lawyers or teachers or artists who quit learning years ago? I don’t either. Nor do I know any good pastors who aren’t continually refining their craft. So, while I’m not opposed to having to learn as I go, having to fight to stay a half-step ...   Read More