Church Employment Articles

  • 5 Great Ways to Overcome Financial Anxiety

    by Guy Hatcher
    If words like "money," "finance," or "portfolio" cause you to break-out in a sweat, your heart to race, your blood pressure to rise and your breathing to accelerate, you may be suffering from financial anxiety. Anxiety is part of our human nature’s “fight or flight” mechanism. Prolonged states of anxiety can cause physical as well as emotional distress and problems. The American Psychology Association released the results of a stress ...   Read More
  • 4 Risks of Attempting Risk-Free Change

    by Ron Edmondson
    As leaders, we all want to limit the risk in the hard decisions we make. Personally, whenever we are about to make a major change or launch some new initiative, I want our team to think through things which could go wrong. I want to know who is going to be upset with the change. We try to figure out some of the worst-case scenarios which could keep us from being successful. And, then we build into our plan some natural reactors to things we know ...   Read More
  • 12 Steps to Finding Financial Success

    by Guy Hatcher
    Often I am asked, how do you achieve success with your finances? I have found it takes vision, discipline, and faith to become successful. I am including 12 steps that, if you follow, will help you achieve the results you desire. 1. Ownership Come to an understanding that God has created everything in this world and you must look to him as the source for all your needs. Learning to submit to his authority in the area of money ...   Read More
  • How to be a Godly Leader — Even When It’s Hard

    by Sarah Landrum
    When you think of the word leader, images of a person in a formal position of authority might come to mind. It’s easy to think of a government official or an executive in a company as a leader. The truth is we’re all either current leaders, or we have the capacity to lead in some area of our lives. Leading others in a positive, productive direction is a huge responsibility, but don’t let that scare you. God has given you gifts ...   Read More
  • 3 Things You Can Do Today to Reflect Christ in Your Workplace

    by Johny Garner
    Recently, much of America watched as the moon passed between the Earth and the sun. Stories from people who witnessed the total eclipse described a remarkable phenomenon. Why were so many people captivated by the experience? Perhaps because it was so unusual. Usually, the moon reflects the sun’s light. Last month, it actually blocked part of that light. Rather than reflecting the sun, the moon was an obstacle to sunlight. As Christians, we ...   Read More
  • 7 Faith Lessons I Learned from My Commute

    by Jennifer Heeren
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart;do not depend on your own understanding.Seek his will in all you do,and he will show you which path to take (Proverbs 3:5-6). Defensive driving involves operating your vehicle in a way in which you can more easily anticipate hazards and the actions of others on the road. The defensive driving rules are: 1) Know the Rules2) Pay Attention3) Stay Out of Blind Spots4) Communicate Clearly5) Keep Safe Distances6) ...   Read More
  • 14 Rules for Being a Godly Employee

    by Jordan Standridge
    One of the saddest statements I heard in college was during a job interview. The owner, a Christian himself said, “I usually don’t hire Christians, they have been some of the worst workers over the years”. Hopefully, as I worked for him I didn’t encourage that sentiment. Of course, this isn’t universal. I have also worked for bosses who loved hiring Christians and were very thankful for the hard work they received. As ...   Read More
  • 5 Lies I Believed about Faith and Work

    by Kevin Halloran
    Ever since I turned fifteen and could get a worker’s permit for a summer job at a pool concession stand, I have loved to work. My work history includes time delivering mail, as a garbage collector on my college campus, in marketing sound systems, and now as a missionary with an organization training pastors in expository preaching. Even though I had wonderful Christian parents who taught me the value of working hard, I didn’t always ...   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
  • 4 Things I Got Wrong about My God-Given Purpose

    by Heather Caliri
    My old friend Pedro leaned against my kitchen counter, drink in hand, and asked me a question I knew I should be able to answer. “How is God using you these days, Heather?” I stared at him, a sudden knot in my throat. I did not know. I’ve always been a doer, an achiever, a planner. But having kids had made it harder to serve, and pursuing new ways to ‘use my gifts’ exhausted me. In my twenties, I had assumed the ...   Read More