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
Ready for a Staff Member to Leave? FREE Download
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 … Read More
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
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
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
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
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
Staffing for Success – The DISC Profile
Some of the best (and often unused) tools in hiring someone for your church staff are pre-hiring tests, and one of the tests we’ve found to be especially useful is the DISC Profile. The DISC is a personality profile that rates potential hires (or those already on staff) in four distinct categories: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. A healthy staff … Read More
Check Facebook before You Hire!
When you have a few candidates in mind for a position, in addition to the personality tests and strengths assessments I suggest in The Staffing Workshop, be sure to check them out on Facebook too. Check out their photo library, their updates and their recent postings. What does it tell you about them? Does their Facebook page affirm that you … Read More
How to Avoid Hiring The Wrong Person
In The Staffing Workshop, I advocate a principle that I strongly believe in – ALWAYS interviewing 3 people for any open position. Another staffing principle I recommend is to “Always Be Recruiting” (ABR). Always be looking for qualified people who you want to join your ministry team. The natural question that follows when I teach these two principles is something … Read More
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