Before the Interview

by David Lyons What can you do in order to make the best hiring decisions? How do you ensure that you recruit the right person to fill an important role in your church? Remember, hiring right is far better than hiring fast or hiring wrong. One important aspect of the...

Five Reasons to Avoid Questionnaires

Do you like filling out questionnaires? I don’t. The only time I fill them out is when I have no other choice. But what about when it comes to hiring? Is it a good idea to have candidates for your open ministry positions fill out a questionnaire? Traditional churches...

Before You Start a Search For a Leader

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be addressing some key points to filling a position with the RIGHT leader. There are a number of things that need to happen BEFORE you begin reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates: The first step is a Needs Assessment....

How to Write a Ministry Resume

The art of job seeking and resume writing is constantly changing. After reviewing thousands at MinisterSearch, I’ve come up with 10 things to consider when writing a resume: Format – as concise, to the point, and easy to read as possible – don’t write a novel...

Are you looking for you or them? How to hire a pastor…

One of the problems we see when churches look to hire a new pastor is that sometimes those leading the search end up looking for who they want as a pastor instead of looking for who the Next Generation of the church needs as a pastor. When profiling your candidates,...
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