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...

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...

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...

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...

Ready – FIRE – aim

before we make a hiring, financial, facility decision, we’ve got to first know who we are, where we’re going, and how we plan to get there

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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