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…

Five Ways to Create Workplace Harmony
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Five Ways to Create Workplace Harmony

Many of us work with people very different from us. Our supervisor might have very different expectations of how ministry should look. They may also have different life experiences they bring to table, giving them a different approach to how they relate with people. This affects how you do ministry together and can very quickly…

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…

Uh, oh! A Warning for Staff Dependent Churches
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Uh, oh! A Warning for Staff Dependent Churches

Recently I’ve become bothered by a common theme I’ve encountered among many program-sized and smaller corporate-sized churches (whose average Sunday attendance is between 150-600 people). These are churches that are typically well staffed, with at least one full-time clergyperson and many times two or more. They have either completed a successful capital campaign in the…