ChurchStaffing Hiring Articles

  • 4 Requirements to Lead across Cultures

    by David Ireland
    To effectively influence across cultures four intentional actions must be taken by a cross-cultural leader. He or she must be able to: Liberate the people. Listen to the people. Lead the people. Love the people. When these four actions are employed, rest assured you will have remarkable influence across all cultures. Good leadership is never resisted, at least not for long. Everyone celebrates when their team wins. No one likes being on ...   Read More
  • 4 Leadership Realities in Times of Transition

    by Ron Edmondson
    There are some common occurrences during times of change in an organization. If a leader doesn’t understand them the chance for a successful transition is diminished, people remain frustrated, and progress is stalled. Leader, if you’re leading a time of transition here are four things to remember. And, plan accordingly.   1. Miscommunication isn’t unusual. You should make every attempt to communicate in ways everyone can ...   Read More
  • 4 Strategies To Interview For A Cultural Fit

    by Katie Bivens, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    These days, if you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a dozen times: workplace culture is crucial to retaining happy and healthy employees. It’s one thing to simply enjoy the role you hold in an organization, but that will only go so far. No matter how much your staff members like their particular jobs, employee retention will suffer if your culture is toxic. Building a healthy workplace culture starts with your leadership team ...   Read More
  • 5 Suggestions for Developing Trust as a Leader

    by Ron Edmondson
    Trust is like gold in leadership. Without it a leader will fail to build a healthy following. Change will be difficult to implement. Retention and recruitment of leaders becomes near impossible. Developing trust takes time. It is seldom granted with position or title. Most people have been injured in relationships which keeps them from trusting blindly or quickly. It took several years into my current position before I began to develop trust. I ...   Read More
  • 5 Ways Honor Your Church Staff and Volunteers

    by Samantha Villenave
    The first Friday of March is Employee Appreciation Day. What is your church doing to show your staff and volunteers how much you really value the contributions they are bringing every week? While we may think of corporate culture when we talk about employee appreciation, this is an excellent opportunity to give well-deserved attention and focus on the people that work so hard to keep the church doors open! Whether you are thinking of a sound technician, ...   Read More
  • 40 Courageous Quotes from Evangelist Billy Graham

    by Debbie McDaniel
    Billy Graham preached the message of Christ’s freedom and forgiveness around the world, reaching over 200 million people in more than 185 countries. He lead hundreds of thousands of people to pray to receive Jesus Christ into their lives as Lord and Savior. His integrity and wisdom opened doors to offer spiritual support and guidance for United States presidents from Eisenhower to Bush. He was a friend to celebrities, politicians, athletes, ...   Read More
  • 7 Natural Barriers to Sustained Church Growth

    by Ron Edmondson
    In church planting, we defied the rules of growth for several years. There are “rules”, which when they happen will naturally stall growth. We were convinced they didn’t apply to us. What we learned is it just takes more time – sometimes. Recognizing these early and addressing them is key to sustaining growth and momentum. Here are 7 natural barriers to growth: Facilities –  There is something to the 80 ...   Read More
  • One Suggestion to Take Stress from the Hiring Process

    by Ron Edmondson
    There is so much stress involved in hiring the right person for the team. I am a very strategic person. This is especially true when hiring new people to our team. It’s one of the few areas I have such a strong voice in how it’s done and I am slow to add people. Still, I’ve made plenty of mistakes. If you get stressed about hiring the right person I have a suggestion which may help. I have done this with great success in hiring ...   Read More
  • 5 Easy Tips For Improving Your Interview Process

    by Sam Murray, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    We have the great privilege of interviewing candidates every day and hearing how different churches approach their own personal interviewing process. I want to share a few easily applied tips that have impressed me along the way. This is not a comprehensive list of best interview practices, but I hope these few ideas help improve your ministry's interview process. 1. Spend informal time together. You should hire someone you want to spend 40 hours ...   Read More
  • 5 Scriptures to Inspire Workplace Excellence

    by Samantha Villenave
    As leaders, we look for ways to achieve excellence in the workplace. As Christians, we meditate upon God’s principles for living in every area of our lives. Practicing a full-time ministry vocation and working with church staff and volunteers presents a very specific set of challenges and opportunities. We can dig into leadership podcasts and books, but also the Word of God, which presents us with an incredible wealth of wisdom for workplace ...   Read More