4 Reasons to Leave a Staff Position Vacant

It’s happened. A prized member of your church leadership team has told you that they are leaving the staff. Whatever the reason for the departure, the reality is you now face the daunting task of finding someone to fill this key role. What is the best thing you can do now? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. [caption…

3 Signs Your “Hiring Pendulum” Needs to Swing Back

For your church’s next lead-team hire, should you recruit from the marketplace or from a bible school? Changes in our culture, and in our churches, make this a question you need to wrestle with. Here’s why. An exciting trend appeared in the local church about 20 years ago. It was the trend to increasingly hire…

3 Keys to Building Team Chemistry

Is it possible to lead your organization toward greater team chemistry? It’s not only possible, but it’s imperative. Chemistry is the oil that keeps the machinery of ministry running smoothly. It’s not simply having people join hands and sing Kumbaya; rather it’s a carefully nurtured environment where each…

6 Vital Conversations Before Making a Ministry Hire

Few dynamics have a greater impact on the success of your ministry than building a great team. That’s why it is so critical that you get your next hire right. And it all begins by having 6 vital conversations. 1.   The conversation with God No decision should drive you to your knees in prayer quite…

A Prevailing Voice Emerges for Canada’s Prevailing Churches

Bill Hybels has noted that God is always in the business of building, and re-building teams. This perspective is helpful when it comes to a staff person who leaves the employment of a local church to take up a position at another church. But every now and then the powerful reality that God sometimes orchestrates…