ChurchStaffing Hiring Articles

  • 7 Natural Barriers to Sustained Church Growth

    by Ron Edmondson
    In church planting, we defied the rules of growth for several years. There are “rules”, which when they happen will naturally stall growth. We were convinced they didn’t apply to us. What we learned is it just takes more time – sometimes. Recognizing these early and addressing them is key to sustaining growth and momentum. Here are 7 natural barriers to growth: Facilities –  There is something to the 80 ...   Read More
  • Volunteers – How to Find Them, Train Them, and Keep Them

    by Cory Mansfield
    “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God.” – Ephesians 4:11     Certain gifts have been given to equip others for the work of ministry. The load of “doing ministry” does not, and should not, fall ...   Read More
  • One Suggestion to Take Stress from the Hiring Process

    by Ron Edmondson
    There is so much stress involved in hiring the right person for the team. I am a very strategic person. This is especially true when hiring new people to our team. It’s one of the few areas I have such a strong voice in how it’s done and I am slow to add people. Still, I’ve made plenty of mistakes. If you get stressed about hiring the right person I have a suggestion which may help. I have done this with great success in hiring ...   Read More
  • 5 Easy Tips For Improving Your Interview Process

    by Sam Murray, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    We have the great privilege of interviewing candidates every day and hearing how different churches approach their own personal interviewing process. I want to share a few easily applied tips that have impressed me along the way. This is not a comprehensive list of best interview practices, but I hope these few ideas help improve your ministry's interview process. 1. Spend informal time together. You should hire someone you want to spend 40 hours ...   Read More
  • 5 Scriptures to Inspire Workplace Excellence

    by Samantha Villenave
    As leaders, we look for ways to achieve excellence in the workplace. As Christians, we meditate upon God’s principles for living in every area of our lives. Practicing a full-time ministry vocation and working with church staff and volunteers presents a very specific set of challenges and opportunities. We can dig into leadership podcasts and books, but also the Word of God, which presents us with an incredible wealth of wisdom for workplace ...   Read More
  • How to be a Compassionate Leader

    by Ronnie Floyd
    Forward Leaders Are Compelled by Compassion The greatest leader in the history of the world was also the most compassionate. His name is Jesus Christ. His life, words, style, and even tone all captivated masses of people. He was Truth, is Truth, and will always be the Truth. When He shared truth with others, they listened; His words and tone captivated them. I am reminded of a story in the Scripture when Jesus demonstrated compassion. In order ...   Read More
  • 5 Traits of the Aware Leader

    by Ron Edmondson
    The longer I’m in leadership, the more I realize I don’t always fully know the real health of my team or organization at any given time – at least as much as others do. Don’t misunderstand – I want to know, but often, because of my position, I’m shielded from some issues. I’ve learned, right or wrong – agree or disagree – that some would rather complain behind a leader’s back than tell ...   Read More
  • 5 "Nos" of Servant Leadership

    by Samantha Villenave
    Leadership is not a treat - it is a service. Jesus is our perfect example of leadership. We see Him healing others, speaking words of freedom and mercy, washing the feet of His disciples, sacrificing home and family, and eventually His life. The commandment He left us with is to love and lay down our lives for one another. He asked us to be like Him, and nothing less! So why is it so common to see leaders being served rather than serving? Of course, ...   Read More
  • 10 Warnings for Those Who Seek to be Senior Leaders

    by Ron Edmondson
    I have a few warnings for those who want to be a senior leader. I should probably first say, should you choose to do so, I’ll be one of your cheerleaders. I’ve been in a senior leadership position most of my career. Some days – many days – I would rather someone else had the role. I know I would not be satisfied long-term. I think some are called to senior leadership – or at least wired for it. (And, if God has called ...   Read More
  • One Simple, But HUGE Way to Better Empower a Team

    by Ron Edmondson
    Leader, let me share one of the best things you can do to better empower your team. And, in full disclosure, I’m the worst at this, but it’s something I continually strive to do better. You want to fully empower your team? Here’s what you do: Release them from responsibility. Whenever you can. Often as leaders we handle a lot of information. Sometimes we do that with our team. Sometimes we dispense a lot of new ideas. If we ...   Read More