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Posted on Oct 17th, 2013 | 0 comments
A recent national survey of pastors and church staff shows that the majority of senior pastor respondents (51%) received salary increases “in the past year.” This is an increase of 11 percentage points compared to the previous study.
Senior pastor average salaries are the highest they’ve been since Christianity Today started tracking compensation data. This year, average pay slightly surpasses rates earned in 2006, the next highest paid year.
This survey, conducted and compiled by Christianity Today and reported on in the 2014-2015 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff, is based on...
Posted on Sep 19th, 2013 | 5 comments
Tony Parrish, All-Pro nine year NFL Veteran, talks about what makes former NFL players attractive as employees and how churches can learn to find pastors who will perform at a high level like and NFL player.
What do YOU think?
Posted on Sep 4th, 2013 | 3 comments
Facebook is usually looked at as a really great place to work.
But recently, current and former Facebook employees are giving reasons why things are not always as they seem. In fact, working at Facebook may not be a dream come true after all.
As I read through the reasons… these immediately translated in my mind to church staff. I’ve seen some of these personally in churches, and heard horror stories about others. See if you can relate to why your staff (or the staff at the church down the street, if that makes you feel more comfortable) may really NOT like working at the church:
Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 | 4 comments
A few weeks ago, the HR Capitalist posted a blog called “The New Rules of Tattoos in the Marketplace“. This was written for a secular blog, but I wondered what it would be like in the church.
Here are the new rules, according to the HR Capitalist:
1. Single Tattoos are no longer taboo – you have the cross, the barbed wire, a pacrim symbol for something, whatever.
2. We only assign max creativity to people with large portions of their upper torso covered.
3. No tattoos is starting to come back in style as “interesting” within some segments of the population.
Posted on Jun 25th, 2013 | 1 comment
Is this how you hire your staff?
The cartoon is by Josh Mecouch of Formal Sweatpants.
Posted on Jun 24th, 2013 | 7 comments
What if you could create the perfect work atmostphere at your church? One that made your staff really happy and really successful? An atmosphere that promoted teamwork, taking risk, and enabling leadership? What if…?
I think much of what your staff thinks about you (personally) and your church (corporately), they’ll learn in the first few months. It’s important for the senior leader to set the tone and make a great first impression. In fact, if you don’t get off to a great start in the first few months, the chances of having a well-rounded, long-term staff member are...
Posted on Jun 10th, 2013 | 2 comments
Man, leaving a church job is difficult.
What will people think? What reason will you give (other than the ‘I feel God is moving me)?
People expect people to change jobs. But not in the church… many people expect that you’ll be in your position until the day they (or you) die. And when you decide to move on… some will take it personally.
So… when do you know it’s time to move on?
Let’s look at a purely secular, non-churchy view… from Harvard Business Review.
They say to watch for these signals:
Start by figuring out whether you lack excitement about...
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...