ChurchStaffing Hiring Articles

  • How Do You Lead?

    by Ron Walters
    I was intrigued by an article in Preaching Magazine last month. I found myself standing up, pacing, reading aloud, making notes, and shouting, "Halle-glory and Praise-eluja." Some things do that to me. This was one of them. O.S. Hawkins' article took me inside a question that Christ asked his staff. Actually, two questions; one on Public Consensus ("Who do men say that I am?"), and the other on Personal Conviction ("Who do you say ...   Read More
  • The Fuzziness of a Healthy Team

    by Ron Edmondson
    Clarity is often king in organizational dynamics. Clear communication is vital for healthy teams. A huge part of my job as a leader is to help people understand our vision and where we are going next to try to realize it (as well as I know at the time). While this is true there is a paradox when it comes to clarity and organizational health. Some things are actually fuzzy on a healthy team. Indistinct. Muddled. Unclear. As strange as that seems ...   Read More
  • 12 Ways to Discover Your Leadership Style

    by Whitney Hopler
    Leadership isn’t meant to be approached as a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Since God made you with a distinctive personality and gave you unique gifts and passions, you have a certain style of leadership that fits you best. When you lead in that style and work together with others who are operating in their own leadership styles, you all can lead your church or other organization to accomplish great goals. Here’s how you can discover your ...   Read More
  • Leader or Manager?

    by Ron Walters
    On the surface they're alike; cold, delicious and fattening. The price is the same; the containers identical, their purpose is one. Yet, no self-respecting ice cream gourmet would be neutral on the subject. Chocolate or vanilla? Leadership or management? It's the same dilemma. On the surface, there's a striking resemblance. Like a person's two hands: the color is the same, number of fingers match, but the thumbs are on opposite sides. It's ...   Read More
  • The Secret to Impactful Leadership

    by Guy Hatcher
    When it comes to your leadership role in your company, your home or with those in your circle of influence; the authority in whom you are aligned with speaks to what/who has captured your heart. Through my work with many successful Godly leaders, I have found one of the greatest attributes they are blessed with is the ability to identify and choose the right relationships and opportunities. Successful Godly leaders seem to facilitate and create ...   Read More
  • 10 Identifiers to Spot a High Character Leader

    by Ron Edmondson
      Do you want to know if a leader has high character? You simply have to observe them long enough. We demonstrate whom we really are by what we really do. Leaders with character can easily be identified. I’m sure there are others, but let me share a few suggestions to spot good character in leaders. Here are 10 identifiers which show a leader has high character: The way they win. Leaders with character win without belittling others ...   Read More
  • 5 Fool-Proof Steps To Ensure A Healthy Working Environment

    by Casey Hampton, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    As more and more millennials enter the work force, a healthy work environment is higher and higher on the list of things employers are thinking about. As a leader, you want to ensure you’re creating the best possible space for your team to work well and effectively, and sometimes it’s hard to know why that isn’t happening. Below I’ve listed 5 things you can do to help ensure your culture is healthy. 1. Encourage  People ...   Read More
  • How to Avoid Hiring a Lemon Pastor

    by Joe McKeever
    A news article on how to avoid buying a lemon when purchasing a car caught my eye. It gave the usual stuff such as reading the information on the window sticker, checking the maintenance record, studying the interior, the exterior, the tires, etc. The thought occurred to me that there should be some equally dependable methods for churches to use in verifying the reliability of the new pastor they are considering. Veteran workers in the Lord’s ...   Read More
  • 3 Mistakes We Make as Leaders

    by Sarah Coleman
    Abraham Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth, Bill Gates, Malala Yousafzai, Bono, Mother Teresa - all very different leaders. Some broke new ground and were a voice for the marginalised and disadvantaged, while others ruled nations. But they all led.  Like these incredible men and women, you are a leader.  In this day and age there is no shortage of leadership material. Podcasts, blog posts, seminars, books, even Pinterest quotes offer endless inspiration ...   Read More
  • The Fuzziness of a Healthy Team

    by Ron Edmondson
    Clarity is often king in organizational dynamics. Clear communication is vital for healthy teams. A huge part of my job as a leader is to help people understand our vision and where we are going next to try to realize it (as well as I know at the time). While this is true there is a paradox when it comes to clarity and organizational health. Some things are actually fuzzy on a healthy team. Indistinct. Muddled. Unclear. As strange as that seems ...   Read More