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.
An XP should free the senior pastor up to invest time and energy into prayer and overall vision and leadership.
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.
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 cuts, when led well, can actually create a healthy season of pruning in the life of a church.
What one experienced youth minister looks for in a new hire.
"Executive pastors are constantly processing managing people, mapping out strategy, ministering to people and a dozen other things all simultaneously."
"Take your time when hiring. You won’t lose the right person if they are called by God to serve."
"A red flag doesn’t necessarily mean that a church should stop recruiting a candidate."
The great hope that accompanied the building of the facility becomes a great despair.
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.
Senior pastors typically underestimate the impact their building has on their church’s future growth.
I firmly believe that if you take these recruiting tips and apply them—and avoid the hiring pitfalls—you will literally save more than $100K in the long run.
Make sure you know what to ask a potential resource for your ministry.
Ron Edmondson discusses church revitalization, church growth and his leadership routine.
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.
"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."
"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."
Seven times when less is more.
Going to church has never been the point.