Church Employment Articles

  • 4 Steps to Get Your Work Done Well

    by Nivine Richie
    Thousands of books offer advice on how to prioritize, simplify, and get work done. And yet, long before the experts hit the scene with their Rolodex, DayTimers, and Gantt Charts was our God. He modeled how to complete the work, and once the work is completed, how to rest. If we follow Exodus 20:9-10, we see God’s process for work: “Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.” ...   Read More
  • 5 Questions to Help Millennials Grow into Leadership

    by Jeremy Chandler
    There will come a point in time in every Millennial’s career when we move from being primarily executioners to leading teams and managing others. Whether you’re a young pastor moving from a youth ministry role into a more administrative role, or you’re account manager moving into a supervisor role, there will be a day when our primary responsibility shifts from doing the work ourselves to accomplishing the work through other people. ...   Read More
  • 5 People You Shouldn't List As References

    by Gail Mayes, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Here at Vanderbloemen Search Group, we ask candidates to provide 3-5 references, regardless of the position they’re seeking. We also ask that these references fall into one of these three categories: supervisor, colleague or subordinate. Not all references are created equal. Under these guidelines, below are five people you shouldn’t be listing as references and who to list instead. 1. Your Dad It should go without saying, but I’m ...   Read More
  • 3 Things to Help You Pursue God's Calling Right Now

    by Veronica Neffinger
    God’s Will and His calling are things Christians are often tempted to overthink. His Will for our lives and what He has called us to often seem like some vague thing somewhere out there in the future. But that just isn’t the truth. Scripture tells us we can live in God’s Will and follow His calling for our lives right now. Many verses speak to this, but here are a few: He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the ...   Read More
  • What Is God Calling You to Do?

    by Daniel Ryan Day
    I walked upstairs into what felt like a cold cafeteria. The floor was made of tile, the walls were painted white, and the room felt sanitized. Come to think of it, it kind of smelled sanitized. I guess they had just cleaned it. I was seventeen years old, and this was my first trip back to the old youth room in my church. I had forgotten how cold that room could get, and now, without the coke machine, traffic light and movie posters, it seemed colder. That ...   Read More
  • 3 Ways to Maintain Balance

    by Johny Garner
    Sabbath in the 21st Century Workplace Growing up, my dad left the house at 7:45 every morning on his way to work as an engineer. He took a lunch break at noon, sometimes coming home to eat lunch or sometimes grabbing a bite at a café. At 5:00, he left the office and was usually home around 5:15. I can probably count on my fingers the number of times he worked in the evenings or on weekends. Whatever was going on, work was generally confined ...   Read More
  • 3 Keys to Decision-Making

    by Angie Ryg
    “I should’ve signed up to help with junior high Sunday school!” I whined to my husband. I had just heard about some new girls who were coming to the church, and I thought it would be great to connect with their families and welcome them. My husband wisely reminded me that our schedule was already crazy, and that we wanted to take some weekend trips to the cabin. But which is better? Missing out on serving in church and being part ...   Read More
  • Making the Wisest Use of Our Time

    by Paul Tautges
    Every week, each of us has 168 hours. If we were to try to account for those hours, we may allocate about 56 hours to sleep and 40-60 hours for employment, including commutes. That leaves 50-70 hours/week for shopping, education, family, church, and household responsibilities. Once all of that is factored into the equation, the Wall Street Journal recently concluded the average American still has 5 hours and 13 minutes a day for leisure activities. ...   Read More
  • Faith in the Workplace

    by Ronnie Floyd
    One of the greatest opportunities afforded to followers of Jesus Christ in America is the ability to live out our faith in the workplace. At least 140 million Americans regularly enter the workplace. What it Means to Live Out Your Faith in the Workplace Living out your faith in the workplace involves integrating your faith in Christ into every decision of your life, including the workplace. Taking your faith into the workplace also means you seek ...   Read More
  • 7 Things Which Have Brought Me Personal Success

    by Ron Edmondson
    I get asked frequently by young leaders what would I attribute most to my success in business, ministry or life. Great question. I love people who think. It takes intentionality to achieve much of the success we do in life. My first thought when I am asked, however, is usually “What success?”. When I look back at my life, in many ways, I see a life scarred with personal failures and setbacks. But, over the years I have learned ...   Read More