Church Employment Articles

  • 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
  • What is the True Measure of Success?

    by Jimmy Draper
    Christ is on his last pilgrimage, Luke 10:1-20 recounts. He is on his way to the cross. He chooses 70 of his followers who were zealous, intense and enthusiastic about his purpose for coming into the world. He then sends them into Judea to places where he would come on his way to Jerusalem. These are not the same as the 12 apostles. Their assignment is a temporary one. No names are given. They were anonymous disciples, but they covered a large territory ...   Read More
  • How to Use Your Vocation for the Common Good

    by Whitney Hopler
    Editor's Note: The following is a report on the practical applications of Steven Garber’s new book Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good (IVP Books, 2014). The work you do every day isn’t meant just for your own benefit; it’s for the common good of everyone in the world. No matter what type of work you do – from caring for your children or running a business at home, to serving at an organization in any professional ...   Read More
  • 3 Basic Needs Your Career Will Never Fulfill

    by Guy Hatcher
    One-third of our lives, at a minimum, we spend focused on building our careers. Whether you own a company, work for an employer, or spend your time and energy as a creative, numerous hours accumulate as you manage and balance the stresses of your career. The Bible clearly spells out best how to successfully fill this role.  “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (Genesis 2:15). ...   Read More
  • 4 Common Lies We Believe About Looking For A New Job

    by Sarah Newsome, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    The decision to begin the search for a new job can be a difficult one. Whether you love your current position or have struggled with serving where you are, that season can be fraught with many conflicting emotions. Trust me, I know—I’ve been there. But perhaps you realize that, in spite of the challenges of looking for a new ministry role, it’s the right time. You’ve sensed God stirring something in you, you’ve prayed ...   Read More
  • 4 Big Dream Killers and How to Stop Them

    by Debbie McDaniel
    You have a dream in your heart. You fully believe God put it there himself, and you’ll stop at nothing to work towards this dream. You determine in your spirit to work hard, keep your eye on the goal, even doing something every day that will make what seems so out of grasp, a reality for which you’ve longed. Enter on the scene – a dream killer. You share it with someone you trust, hoping to hear their wise thoughts and encouragement. ...   Read More
  • 7 Suggestions When Interviewing for a Ministry Position

    by Ron Edmondson
    I serve on the board of a local youth leadership program. These students are the top of their class, so the entry is competitive. Part of qualifying process is an interview with board members — most who are seasoned business and community leaders. I am always reminded in the process how interviewing, as critical as it is to acquiring a position, is not something everyone knows how to do — regardless of their other accomplishments. I’ve ...   Read More
  • What Are YOU Called to Do? Take the Self-Examination Test

    by Courtnaye Richard
    Where are you right now? Do you know your purpose? Do you believe you’re doing what you’re called to do? Or are you still in a place of waiting? These are all questions geared to examine where you are in this season of your life. Things are wrapping up in the world around us and we really need to be walking in our purpose or walking towards it by the time Jesus Christ comes back again. It’s time to get serious and prepare yourself ...   Read More
  • 7 Stories to Help Win the Job of Your Dreams

    by Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck
    Today's interviews are often competency-based, "behavioral" interviews. Employers want to know how you have behaved in specific situations so that they can evaluate not only how well you could do the job, but how you would fit into the work team and corporate culture. The best preparation for a behavioral interview is developing personal stories that illustrate past accomplishments. Ultimately, the bottom-line question that employers need you to ...   Read More