How to Handle a Staff Member Resigning – FREE Checklist

One of the most difficult situations you’ll ever face in leading a church staff is when someone resigns. I’ve learned from my own personal experience at The Journey that whether it’s a “good” resignation or a “not so good” one, it’s almost always emotional. And it’s easy to miss important steps in the process if you’re not prepared ahead of time. At … Read More


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Staffing Week – What Do I Do When Someone Resigns for “Good” Reasons?

Since we are looking at Staffing this week, I want to deal with one of the most asked questions about how to transition when someone resigns for “good” reasons. (like focusing on their family) Staff changes can be one of the more challenging aspects of leading a growing church. Here’s what I would recommend when dealing with a “good” resignation: … Read More


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Register for Tomorrow’s Top 3 Staffing Mistakes Webinar – FREE

No single issue keeps pastors awake at night more than staffing! After studying everything I can get my hands on, coaching over 1,000 senior pastors and learning from my own experience, I’ve identified the most common staffing mistakes and I’d like to share them with you… Can you join me on a FREE Webinar TOMORROW (Wednesday, November 16) at 2pm … Read More


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Are You Hiring the Right People for Your Church Staff?

Because of the growth of The Journey (and some painful early lessons), I have made it a goal of mine to become an expert on Staffing – to learn everything I can from other churches, businesses, etc. And recently I came across a great article from TechCrunch that deals with hiring for startups (church planting anyone?), but there are some … Read More


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How to Write a Successful Recruiting Ad for Your Church

When it comes to staffing your church for maximum impact, one of the keys to getting the right person for the position is to promote the opening properly. In other words, you’re not looking for someone who is ready to “jump ship” at the first opportunity.  The person you want is going to be performing right now, making a difference … Read More


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The Three Key Skills to Look For When Hiring Leaders

Hiring new staff is an essential element to keep your church growing (and can be a huge pitfall if you’re not careful). In fact, my resource The Staffing Workshop was created to help you avoid those pitfalls in recruiting, hiring, managing and “de-hiring” staff. And I’m always on the lookout for more helpful hiring advice.  Here’s an article I recently … Read More


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Church Staffing Revisited – Hire Fast – Fire Fast?

In staffing – as in most areas of church leadership – it’s healthy to revisit the widely accepted “proverbs” from time to time to see if they hold true. That’s one of the reasons why my new Staffing Workshop resource has enjoyed such an overwhelmingly positive response. I recently read an article by Barry Shamis that questions the validity of … Read More


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Be Clear About Who You (Don’t) Want to Hire

Since releasing The Staffing Workshop this summer, I’ve been blown away by the great feedback from pastors and churches all over the country who are already reaping the benefits of re-vamping their staffing processes. One vitally important item that I talk about in the workshop is to be abundantly clear about who you want to hire for a position AND … Read More


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