Church Employment Articles

  • Unemployed and Embarrassed

    by Len M. Allen
    For many Christians, being unemployed is just embarrassing. Suddenly, we find ourselves without a job. We are, perhaps without success, seeking employment.  But we can't help asking ourselves, "What are people thinking about my being out of work?  Do they think I'm lazy, no good, or just a freeloader?"  No doubt, being without a job can be embarrassing even within our own families. We all have heard of, or perhaps even met, people ...   Read More
  • 4 Leadership Milestones to Become a Great Leader

    by Guy Hatcher
    I am amazed at how little time many leaders spend thinking about their legacy. It seldom enters their mind as to what they will pass forward or transition to the next organization and the people they serve and influence. Legacy is determined neither by one’s age nor the years they have served an organization. Legacy represents the foundational core from which everything else flows over the course of time; wisdom, values, industry knowledge, ...   Read More
  • Guaranteed Way to Stand Out During an Interview

    by Stephen Jennings
    Use this secret as you prepare for an interview and I promise you will stand out head and shoulders above the other candidates interviewing. I can say this because I have practiced this myself and have taught others this little know secret with great results. I have even written about it in my two books, Graduate With A Job and Promoting Yourself. THE SECRET: Make contact with a customer of the company you will be interviewing with and find out ...   Read More
  • How to Be Confident in God

    by Crawford W. Loritts Jr.
    Mark Twain once quipped, “All you need in life is ignorance and confidence, and success is sure.” There is a bit of truth in that statement. When you either don’t care about failing or don’t know that you can fail, you typically put your head down and keep plowing ahead. Do you remember Melanie Oudin? In 2009, the teenage sensation from Marietta, Georgia, took England’s Wimbledon tennis tournament by storm. Virtually ...   Read More
  • 8 Tips for Surviving Ministry

    by Dr. Roger Barrier
    1. Get rid of your messiah complex. Behind the orange couch in our living room was as good a place as any to have a nervous break down. I called up our head counselor and said, “It’s Saturday night and I am hiding behind the couch crying. This is not normal, is it?” “No,” he replied. “I’ve seen this coming for a long time and I’ve already made arrangements for you to talk to a Christian counselor. ...   Read More
  • 7 Habits of Good Leaders

    by Jeremie Kubicek, Stanley J. Ward
    Books that start with the author dying are rare (if not downright impossible to write, for obvious reasons) yet Jeremie Kubicek’s Leadership Is Dead does just that… almost. Kubicek starts with a near-death experience that changed his life: a car accident in the middle of a hurricane landfall. The book’s structure is fairly straightforward. Chapters one through four provide context and theory, and then chapters five through ...   Read More
  • How to Have Lasting Impact Through Your Talents

    by Guy Hatcher
    We live in a world surrounded by “over-the-top” talented and gifted people. Sometimes this reality can cause us to experience feelings of inadequacy, moments of insecurity and questions of what good enough really means and does what we have to give really matter. The answer to all is a resounding Yes. God gave you the talents and gifts you possess with purpose in mind. Have you ever noticed the joy and satisfaction that well-up from ...   Read More
  • Develop Where You Are

    by Ron Edmondson
    I’ve seen so many potentially great leaders waste opportunities because they were waiting for the perfect scenario before they begin to develop as a leader. They don’t enjoy where they are currently in life or work — so they think there is nothing to be gained where they are now. They aren’t in their dream job — so they don’t look for the benefits of being in the present situation. They don’t respect the ...   Read More
  • 9 Hopeful Thoughts for When You Feel Like a Failure

    by Sarah Coleman
    Sometimes it is real, other times it's imagined, but the feeling of failure is acute. Disappointment in one's self is heart breaking and soul damaging. Paralyzing to the very core. But as the saying goes, failure is not fatal. Nor is it defining. You are not a failure. You're not. You're an overcomer. No matter how many times you have missed the mark, or how great the fall, failure is not your destination. So pick yourself up and let these thoughts ...   Read More
  • Why Integrity is Important in the Workplace

    by Joe Plemon
    In his book The Millionaire Mind, Thomas J. Stanley asked 733 millionaires to rank 30 factors which led to their success.  The number one attribute, “being honest with all people,” tells volumes about the importance of integrity in the workplace: it is more than living out good moral principles – it is also critical for succeeding in the business world. Corporate Integrity: It Starts at the Top I used to be affiliated with ...   Read More