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Please take a look at http://www.youtube.com/ministersearch to see some of what’s going on at MinisterSearch. www.MinisterSearch.com MinisterSearch is the OLDEST and MOST SUCCESSFUL full-service church staffing, search firm focused solely on ministry positions...

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Senior Pastor Job – MinisterSearch (filled)

Position Filled MinisterSearch is excited about a great opportunity for spirit-filled Senior and Lead Pastor Candidates – this church in the Northern Alabama area (outside Huntsville) is a GREAT opportunity for someone to come in and have a tremendous impact....

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First Interview – agenda

Just a few ideas on how to handle a first interview. You don’t need to cover everything, but cover as much as you can thinking “do we move to the next level or not” I recommend an hour or so:  Introduce yourself Set an agenda Tell him a little about...

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Reference Checking – Is it really necessary?

I can’t tell you how many times I had heard stories of churches that hire new staff member only to realize, later, that they didn’t find out critical information about the candidate. Why? One reason is they didn’t do the necessary referencing for the...

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We're a team!!!

Recently a church made an offer to a candidate for a sr. level position. At the 11th hour (literally late that night), the candidate contacted the church and asked if his wife could be hired as his assistant. There was no opening on the admin team – there also...

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We’re a team!!!

Recently a church made an offer to a candidate for a sr. level position. At the 11th hour (literally late that night), the candidate contacted the church and asked if his wife could be hired as his assistant. There was no opening on the admin team – there also...

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Church Hiring Process – move quickly or lose

We just finished a search for one of the “100 fastest growing” churches in the U.S. (it took 3 weeks from the time we first me the candidate to the time he was offered the position). This is a church that has continued to have ministry success year in and...

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What is it about the weekend?

As we start our 9th year of business working with churches and pastors, one thing has been very consistent. Week in and week out, there are always more visits to our site www.MinisterSearch.com on Mondays. I wonder why, after the weekend, staff are checking out what...

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It didn’t work out…WHY????

Recently, it seems I’ve had more conversations with church leaders and staff who are saying things aren’t working out. Meaning, a church hires a new staff member, and within several months or years, they’re saying, “it’s just not a...

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It didn't work out…WHY????

Recently, it seems I’ve had more conversations with church leaders and staff who are saying things aren’t working out. Meaning, a church hires a new staff member, and within several months or years, they’re saying, “it’s just not a...

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Winning Edge (from Smitty)

My Cousin “Smitty” just sent this to me. So interesting as I was just in a recent conversation with someone else who wanted to start a new venture. Since starting MinisterSearch almost 10 years ago, I’ve had many conversations with people who wanted...

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Leadership Development: Capacity (RT)

@joshuawhitehead – XP of @FaithPromise Church in Knoxville just posted an interesting set of questions. His post http://www.joshwhitehead.net/2009/07/27/leadership-development-capacity/ : “I’ve been struggling with this thought for awhile and decided to...

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SHOULD WE HIRE THOSE WE KNOW?

One of the challenges churches face when hiring is hiring those we know or hiring from within. At MinisterSearch, we believe and support hiring from within and try to position our clients to do so. However, all to often we hear stories of failure (“he was a...

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It doesn't make any sense

I am so often amazed at God’s love and grace. I can’t see Him or feel Him or (audibly) hear Him, but He is so consistent and loving and caring. As I went through a challenging time a while back, someone I respect greatly said “buddy, if you’ll...

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It doesn’t make any sense

I am so often amazed at God’s love and grace. I can’t see Him or feel Him or (audibly) hear Him, but He is so consistent and loving and caring. As I went through a challenging time a while back, someone I respect greatly said “buddy, if you’ll...

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