What to Consider When Hiring Church Staff

Sam Rainer

June 2, 2008

Todd Rhoades over at Monday Morning Insight has a great list of considerations when hiring church staff. They are all sound pieces of advice, but my favorite is the second on the list:

Get as much input on your new job description as possible from as many people as possible. If you’re hiring a youth pastor, for example, talk to teens and parents of teens.  The more input, the better.  It’s important that you hire according to your church’s needs, and the best way to find the church’s needs is to ask.  There is nothing worse than hiring someone only to find out soon thereafter that they are not a fit for your church.

Not all input from everyone is going to be healthy. But if you don’t track the pulse of the church, then you won’t know who is best to lead.

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