Beyond Onboarding: Why are we so bad at church staff development? 
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Beyond Onboarding: Why are we so bad at church staff development? 

Most senior pastors are terrible at church staff development. I know. I’m one of those senior pastors. Too often new staff arrive and it feels like a relief. That pain point of a previously open position or that need for hiring additional staff has been handled. We sigh and celebrate. The new staff person hopefully…

Strategies for Staff Retention in 2022
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Strategies for Staff Retention in 2022

I sat there, holding Mark’s book in my hand, recalling all the holes I’d been dancing around for years, and wondering, for the first time, if maybe dance floors didn’t have to have holes.

Staffing Your Ministry Strategically
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Staffing Your Ministry Strategically

One thing is for certain at each of our churches…we hope for our ministries to grow. However, growing ministries can put a strain on understaffed ministries. That is especially true when the growth in the ministry takes place quickly. Most churches will praise the work, energy, and effort that the staff have put in to…

It’s Official: Millennials Are Taking Over The World!
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It’s Official: Millennials Are Taking Over The World!

Renée Wilson, Staff Consultant & Search Specialist Don’t worry. This isn’t another article on “reaching” that awful generation that just won’t seem to go away. (fun facts: sarcasm is a love language. And I’m a Millennial.) No, no. THIS is a word on how to work with those who are now a part of “the…

How to Start a Great Summer Intern Program
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How to Start a Great Summer Intern Program

It’s summer, which means it’s time for cookouts, pools, youth camps, and internships. Every summer, youth ministries all over the country host interns in some form or fashion. Maybe they’re paid, but more often they’re volunteer. Maybe they’re seminary students, or maybe they’re graduating seniors from your youth ministry. Regardless of who they are and what…