ChurchStaffing Hiring Articles

  • 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
  • Five "Leadership 101" Principles

    by Dr. James Emery White
    I was recently briefed on a church situation that left me shaking my head in complete disbelief. The details aren’t important. Suffice it to say that the attempt to accomplish a strategic goal was being severely mishandled, and it was resulting in complete failure. As I listened, it was as if every elementary understanding of effective leadership was at best lost in ignorance, or at worst being purposefully ignored. This wasn’t a case ...   Read More
  • 9 Overlooked Costs Of A Bad Hire

    by Sarah Robins, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Making a bad hire is expensive. In our work with churches and ministries, we’ve found that many organizations don’t realize the real costs that are involved in hiring the wrong person. Yes, you will spend money on a few job postings and travel in the hiring process, but the costs go well beyond that.  Below are nine common costs that churches often overlook in the hectic season of finding a new staff member. 1. Your Time I ...   Read More
  • 7 Times I Submit to People I Lead

    by Ron Edmondson
    I’m the leader. Are you impressed? I’m the guy others report to each day. Impressed some more? Don’t be. It just means I have a lot of heartburn and more gray hair than most people my age. Seriously, I think we sometimes take leadership too seriously. We think without the leader nothing good can happen on a team. Not true. Don’t misunderstand. We need good leadership. I might even say without leadership – in a ...   Read More
  • “What Do You Do?” The Greater Purpose of Our Work

    by Liz Wann
    I love getting things done. I feel accomplished checking off boxes on my to-do list. I’m satisfied with finishing even small tasks, like washing a few dishes in the sink. There’s something gratifying about laying my head on my pillow, knowing it was a productive day.   Our ideas of a productive day might be different, but it’s undeniable that we, as a culture, love seeing results for our work. We like the politician who promises ...   Read More
  • Stop Writing Off the Millennial Generation and Pay Attention to These 3 Things

    by Danita Bye
    Within the next five years, millennials will be the largest generation in the workforce. This troubles many parents and business leaders. Some parents fear for their young adults’ well-being, with good reason. Recent studies reveal disturbing increases in mental-health crises among millennials. Other parents are troubled as they wonder how their young adults can stand confidently – or even lead effectively – in an increasingly ...   Read More
  • 10 Things You Should Know about Leadership

    by Daniel Montgomery
    This is a guest post by Daniel Montgomery and Jared Kennedy, author of Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry and Everyday Life, in collaboration with Justin Karl and Nathan Campbell. The following article was taken from; used with permission. 1. Leaders Listen Seek to hear God’s voice in order to clarify your convictions. Listen to your conscience—its longings and desires (Rom. 14:23), feel the weight ...   Read More