ChurchStaffing Hiring Articles

  • 7 Performance Characteristics of a Great Team Member

    by Ron Edmondson
    I love team dynamics and organizational structures. I have written many times about what makes a healthy team, my expectations of team members, and elements to build health into your team. I previously wrote 7 Traits of a Great Team Member. But, how does a great team member perform on a team? I’m not sure I’ve talked specifically about the performance characteristics I believe make a great team member. How do they act on the team? Here ...   Read More
  • Character in Leadership - Does it Still Matter?

    by Al Mohler
    Back in the 1976 presidential campaign, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, then the Democratic nominee, made headlines in the United States and around the world merely by granting a single interview. That interview was with Playboy magazine. The interview was a political bombshell back in 1976. No major American politician had come within any distance of Playboy magazine at all. It was considered the iconic symbol of American pornography, and ...   Read More
  • 7 Simple Leadership Tips Which Could Help Every Pastor and Leader

    by Ron Edmondson
    I have a heart for leaders. Especially church leaders. I’d love to help others learn from my mistakes. In fact, this is a huge motivation for this blog and a lot of my ministry. With this in mind, I want to share a few things I’ve learned over the years. I hope it proves helpful. Here are 7 simple leadership tips: Fight fewer battles where the win doesn’t matter as much Okay, honestly, this is hard, because usually people are ...   Read More
  • 4 Simple Steps To Transform Your Church Staff Culture

    by Casey Hampton, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    At Vanderbloemen, we speak a lot about culture. We’ve come to realize that as more and more millennials comprise today’s work force, a good office culture is arguably one of the most important components in recruiting great staff. On the flip side, a bad staff culture is one of the biggest common denominators in why people are unhappy in their jobs. It's easy for church staff members to feel discouraged if they’re ...   Read More
  • How to Interview for Quality Work Ethic

    by Kendal Drinkwine, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    When church leaders hire someone without a lot of initiative, they could ultimately add more work to the other staff members' plates. But it's hard to know whether or not you've hired someone with quality work ethic until they've already started the job.  The interview process is a great time to try to gauge the candidate's ability to do quality work on your church staff team. Below you will find questions to ask both the candidate ...   Read More
  • 5 Actions You Can Take to Develop Humility as a Leader

    by Michael Lee Stallard
    Leading with Character: Humility Definition of Humility Humility is defined as letting one’s own accomplishments speak for themselves; not seeking the spotlight; not regarding oneself as more special than one is. Humility in Leadership: Servant Leaders Research has shown that leaders of successful organizations possess humility. Truly great leaders, those we refer to as “Servant Leaders,” are focused on the mission and on the ...   Read More
  • 6 Ways to Build an Enthusiastic Team

    by Paul LaRue
    One company. Two departments. Both equally talented. One department has an engaged staff, produces great results, and is consistently enthusiastic about its work. The other department…not so much. How does one team, any team, make and keep enthusiastic people? Here are six ways that leaders build enthusiasm among their teams: 1. Make the vision clear. People want transparency and honesty. So giving them clarity on what is ...   Read More
  • 4 Good Habits of Effective Church Leaders

    by Brian Dunks, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Few people truly understand the demands of ministry. Essentially, success or failure as a church leader materializes from the accumulation of daily choices that can either drive you in a dynamic direction or push you into a wall. Personal disciplines are simply everyday habits that are relentlessly applied each day. What precise disciplines are the most important to you as you lead your ministry? Use the following list of personal disciplines ...   Read More
  • 7 Thoughts on Creating Unity in a Church for a New Pastor

    by Ron Edmondson
    I once consulted with a church struggling to move forward. The pastor had been there a couple years, had a great vision and was supported by most everyone, there were adequate resources, the community needed a healthy church (as all do), but they never could get any traction. In working with the church, I quickly assessed they had a unity problem. The church had two dominant factions – mostly split over a denominational issue. I felt like ...   Read More
  • 6 Things to Look for in a Ministry Resume

    by Nicole Cochran, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    It's easy to look good on paper. Some job searchers are adept at creating impressive resumes, even with little real or pertinent experience. Others may possess the skills and experience needed, but you may have to dig a little past the resume to find that out. While a resume is (or should be!) a good summary of a person’s work experience and accomplishments, it is important to remember that it is just a snapshot, and sometimes that can be misleading.  Here ...   Read More