Administration

12 Warning Signs of Potentially Bad Church Hires

12 Warning Signs of Potentially Bad Church Hires

No church wants to make a bad hire, but many do. Sometimes that happens despite search teams, elders, etc., doing their job well—but it also happens because the team ignores some warning signals.
Who Needs an Executive Pastor Anyway?

Who Needs an Executive Pastor Anyway?

An XP should free the senior pastor up to invest time and energy into prayer and overall vision and leadership.
9 Reasons Your Church Needs a Facility Management Professional

9 Reasons Your Church Needs a Facility Management Professional

Facilities represents a large part of any church’s asset base and annual expenses, yet doesn’t usually receive the same attention that other facets of the organization garner.
Hiring church staff

8 Truths of Hiring Church Staff

One of the facts of leading a growing ministry is that you are going to have to get really good at hiring a great team.
Budget

How to Make Budget Cuts in a Healthy Way

Budget cuts, when led well, can actually create a healthy season of pruning in the life of a church.
The Top 3 Qualities in a Youth Ministry Hire

The Top 3 Qualities in a Youth Ministry Hire

What one experienced youth minister looks for in a new hire.
5 Hurdles Every Executive Pastor Has to Get Over

5 Hurdles Every Executive Pastor Has to Get Over

"Executive pastors are constantly processing managing people, mapping out strategy, ministering to people and a dozen other things all simultaneously."
Don't Let Your Church Make These Hiring Mistakes

Don’t Let Your Church Make These Hiring Mistakes

"Take your time when hiring. You won’t lose the right person if they are called by God to serve."
Before You Hire That Staff Person: 8 Red Flags

Before You Hire That Staff Person: 8 Red Flags

"A red flag doesn’t necessarily mean that a church should stop recruiting a candidate."
Eight Unintended Consequences of Building a Church Facility to Big

Eight Unintended Consequences of Building a Church Facility Too Big

The great hope that accompanied the building of the facility becomes a great despair.
5 Habits I’d Look for If I Was Hiring a Small Group Pastor

5 Habits I’d Look for if I Was Hiring a Small Group Pastor

Instead of using a job description to hire a small group pastor, Mark Howell would try to figure out the habits and patterns that make for the ideal candidate.

How Your Building Is Your Killing Your Growth

Senior pastors typically underestimate the impact their building has on their church’s future growth.

6 Questions to Ask BEFORE You Hire an A/V Consultant

Make sure you know what to ask a potential resource for your ministry.

Ron Edmondson on Overcoming Obstacles to Church Growth and Revitalization

Ron Edmondson discusses church revitalization, church growth and his leadership routine.

How to Create Buy-in for a Church Building Project

If your church has ever been through a building project, then you know that you need buy-in before any project can get off the ground.

Does Your Church Really Need a Bigger Building?

"One of the goals we set at Saddleback was to prove that you don’t need to build a building in order to grow a church."

The Most Misunderstood Role in Ministry: The Executive Pastor

"An executive pastor is not the administrative pastor, nor is he the CFO. Above all, he is a minister of the Gospel with a wide variety of ministry experience within the church."

7 Times You Should NOT Hire More Church Staff

Seven times when less is more.

8 Things to Look for When Hiring a Kidmin Staff Member

What qualities are you looking for in a new hire for children's ministry?

The NEW Rules for Church Buildings

Today, there are new factors that are dramatically shifting the way we build and utilize church facilities.
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