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Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 | 0 comments
Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA is looking for a new Director of High School Ministry.
Two Rivers Church in Cooper City, FL is looking for a new Worship Pastor.
Are you looking for a new staff member? Let me help by adding your church’s job opening here (for free)! I’ll post it here on the blog, it’ll appear at my new staffing website, and I’ll pop it on social media for you as well.
Let me know how I can help...
Posted on Apr 1st, 2013 | 0 comments
Here are the newest job openings just in at my ChurchJobs.tv website in the past week…
Senior Pastor – Apopka, FL
Senior Pastor – Manton, MI
Director of Children & Family Ministries – San Antonio, TX
Worship Leader – Austin, TX
Assistant Worship Arts Pastor – Green Bay, WI
Pastor of Student Ministry – Sylvania, OH
Student Pastor – Baltimore, MD
Pastor of Community – New York, NY
Children’s Pastor – Northern Alabama
Youth Pastor – Beaumont, TX
Student Pastor – Naperville, IL
Senior Pastor – Houston, TX
Posted on Mar 7th, 2013 | 0 comments
The talent, skills, reputation, and personality originally helping us to land a ministry position are never enough to help us keep it. This reality should be the starting point for developing leadership and relationship safeguards to diminish the potential for future derailment. Just internalizing healthy principles before beginning a new ministry position will not ensure ministry health, especially when some of those unforeseen circumstances are beyond our control. Ignoring those principles, however, will almost always guarantee abbreviated ministry tenure. And retroactive implementation is rarely...
Posted on Feb 18th, 2013 | 2 comments
Thom Rainer suggests four different levels at play with most church search committees when they are looking for a new senior pastor. Rainer also points out that most search committees do have clear priorities, but that these priorities are very seldom clearly articulated.
Here are the levels:
Level 1: Biblical, Theological, and Preaching
Does he meet our theological and biblical beliefs?
How does he respond to theological “hot button” issues?
Does his practice match his beliefs?
Is he an effective preacher?
Would his preaching be well received by our church and community?
Does he have several...
Posted on Feb 18th, 2013 | 1 comment
Phil Wood is a church planter and pastor. He gives some practical advice on knowing when to stay or when to move on from your current ministry position:
1. First, this decision is easier if you know for certain that it was God who led you to where you are! A good rule of thumb is, Don’t move on until God’s leading is as strong or stronger than the leading that brought you where you are.
2. Along the same line, the Lord usually doesn’t lead you from something as much as He leads you to something. It is sound advice not to quit a job before you have a new one, nor should you leave a church...
Posted on Jan 18th, 2013 | 0 comments
If you think your church staff is lazy… then let us suggest that it is YOUR fault they are lazy. Either you hired the wrong people, or your expectations have not been clearly spelled out.
Here’s just one tip: So maybe you’re not calling them to their face, but you’re certainly treating them that way. Ever heard the phrase “self fulfilling prophecy”? When you label an employee in such a manner it almost becomes reality. Despite their best intention a “lazy employee” ends up being just that – lazy. Refrain from the labeling, change your mindset, give them the...
Posted on Jan 17th, 2013 | 0 comments
Church staff are the front line of church leadership.
Every church needs to hire well.
Many churches don’t.
In fact, many churches make the same mistakes over and over.
TJ Addington makes some great suggestions on things that churches should consider before they hire their next staff person. TJ writes:
One of the top leadership tasks is to hire well. Every hire impacts the entire organization in a ripple fashion. Hire well and the organization becomes healthier and more effective. Hire poorly and the organization suffers. I am a fan of the concept, “hire slow, fire fast.” Being slow...
Posted on Jan 15th, 2013 | 5 comments
The following is an excellent list of pastor interview questions. Although this is written from a very conservative baptist perspective, there are a lot of great questions here… feel free to modify to your situation and particular interview.
Pastor Interview Questions (sample list):
There are many who profess to know Christ who are mistaken. What evidences do you have that you have been given life by God?
What does it mean for a person to love God? In what ways do you see true biblical love toward God demonstrated in your life? Do you see true biblical love toward God in the lives of...
Posted on Jan 9th, 2013 | 2 comments
The average pay of a senior pastor serving a Southern Baptist church in America for 2012 was $60,774. That’s for pastors that live in church housing. For those who don’t, the average is more like $72,840. That doesn’t include cash payments that most pastors get as reimbursements (like for mileage, conference reimbursements, books, etc.
That’s the synopsis from SBC Voices.
LifeWay and GuideStone collaborate on the compensation survey. The latest is available here.
Does this strike you as high, low, or just...
Posted on Jan 8th, 2013 | 6 comments
Matt Steen and I discuss the top ten reasons your still will leave in 2013. Take heed: much of making sure your church staff stays long-term depends on you as a leader. Join this discussion on how to best stop church staff attrition.
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