ChurchStaffing Hiring Articles

  • 5 Easy Tips For Improving Your Interview Process

    by sam Murray, Vanderbloemen Search Grouop
    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
  • How to be a Compassionate Leader

    by Ronnie Floyd
    Forward Leaders Are Compelled by Compassion The greatest leader in the history of the world was also the most compassionate. His name is Jesus Christ. His life, words, style, and even tone all captivated masses of people. He was Truth, is Truth, and will always be the Truth. When He shared truth with others, they listened; His words and tone captivated them. I am reminded of a story in the Scripture when Jesus demonstrated compassion. In order ...   Read More
  • 5 Traits of the Aware Leader

    by Ron Edmondson
    The longer I’m in leadership, the more I realize I don’t always fully know the real health of my team or organization at any given time – at least as much as others do. Don’t misunderstand – I want to know, but often, because of my position, I’m shielded from some issues. I’ve learned, right or wrong – agree or disagree – that some would rather complain behind a leader’s back than tell ...   Read More
  • 5 "Nos" of Servant Leadership

    by Samantha Villenave
    Leadership is not a treat - it is a service. Jesus is our perfect example of leadership. We see Him healing others, speaking words of freedom and mercy, washing the feet of His disciples, sacrificing home and family, and eventually His life. The commandment He left us with is to love and lay down our lives for one another. He asked us to be like Him, and nothing less! So why is it so common to see leaders being served rather than serving? Of course, ...   Read More
  • 10 Warnings for Those Who Seek to be Senior Leaders

    by Ron Edmondson
    I have a few warnings for those who want to be a senior leader. I should probably first say, should you choose to do so, I’ll be one of your cheerleaders. I’ve been in a senior leadership position most of my career. Some days – many days – I would rather someone else had the role. I know I would not be satisfied long-term. I think some are called to senior leadership – or at least wired for it. (And, if God has called ...   Read More
  • One Simple, But HUGE Way to Better Empower a Team

    by Ron Edmondson
    Leader, let me share one of the best things you can do to better empower your team. And, in full disclosure, I’m the worst at this, but it’s something I continually strive to do better. You want to fully empower your team? Here’s what you do: Release them from responsibility. Whenever you can. Often as leaders we handle a lot of information. Sometimes we do that with our team. Sometimes we dispense a lot of new ideas. If we ...   Read More
  • Five "Leadership 101" Principles

    by Dr. James Emery White
    I was recently briefed on a church situation that left me shaking my head in complete disbelief. The details aren’t important. Suffice it to say that the attempt to accomplish a strategic goal was being severely mishandled, and it was resulting in complete failure. As I listened, it was as if every elementary understanding of effective leadership was at best lost in ignorance, or at worst being purposefully ignored. This wasn’t a case ...   Read More
  • 9 Overlooked Costs Of A Bad Hire

    by Sarah Robins, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Making a bad hire is expensive. In our work with churches and ministries, we’ve found that many organizations don’t realize the real costs that are involved in hiring the wrong person. Yes, you will spend money on a few job postings and travel in the hiring process, but the costs go well beyond that.  Below are nine common costs that churches often overlook in the hectic season of finding a new staff member. 1. Your Time I ...   Read More
  • 7 Times I Submit to People I Lead

    by Ron Edmondson
    I’m the leader. Are you impressed? I’m the guy others report to each day. Impressed some more? Don’t be. It just means I have a lot of heartburn and more gray hair than most people my age. Seriously, I think we sometimes take leadership too seriously. We think without the leader nothing good can happen on a team. Not true. Don’t misunderstand. We need good leadership. I might even say without leadership – in a ...   Read More