Church Employment Articles

  • 4 Thoughts On Finding a Mentor

    by Ron Edmondson
    I have had many mentors who have invested deeply in my life. I am who I am partly because of the intentionality of others pouring into my life. They have made me a better leader, better husband, father, friend, and person. One of my more recent mentors was a godly businessman who agreed to meet with me periodically. He didn’t even think he had anything to offer me, but as I observed his life and ways I knew he did. He was twenty plus years ...   Read More
  • 3 Most Misunderstood Bible Verses on Money

    by Chris Brown
    Have you ever come across a chapter or verse in the Bible that left you scratching your head? Or maybe you always thought a certain verse meant one thing, only to have your pastor completely blow your mind one Sunday when he explains it in a completely different way! I think we’ve all been there as we’ve grown in our understanding of God’s Word. That’s why it’s so important that we keep digging and learning. The ...   Read More
  • 7 Times When It Is Not A Good Time To Change

    by Ron Edmondson
    I’ve never been a proponent of the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Sometimes you need a change and nothing is “broke”. It just isn’t as good as it could be, it’s keeping other things from being better, or it’s soon going to be broke unless you change. But, there are times not to change – certainly when you are not ready for the change. Here are 7 times not to change: When ...   Read More
  • 12 Ways to Make Yourself A Valuable Team Member

    by Ron Edmondson
    A young man came to me once seeking advice for starting a new position. He wanted to know how he could set himself apart and make himself a valuable team member. I loved the question. It showed intentionality and purpose on his part. I think that has to be step one – asking good questions and seeking wise answers – and he was already doing it. I was impressed enough I decided not to give him just a few suggestions, but to give ...   Read More
  • 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