It takes many hands to run a ministry and managing church employees can be every bit as challenging as managing people in any other business setting. This means it is extremely important to hire right – the first time. When it comes time to hire that new employee, take the necessary time to prepare to interview a job candidate. This simple step can mean the difference between hiring right or dealing with the fallout of a bad hire. Read the Full Article →
Feedback is an important key to learning. And, managers learn from employees who can be honest about the work environment.
One way to learn this valuable information is by simply asking the question.
Many organizations use employee self appraisals as a tool to gather feedback information for managers.
While a little scary to administer, this tool can reveal employee perceptions about the workplace, how it is managed and provide suggestions that could be used to improve the worker experience. Read the Full Article →
Churches that have the resources to hire employees strive to have engaged employees by providing a great place to work. One of the key indicators of engaged employee is competitive compensation. To keep salaries competitive, you will need to determine the annual average cost of living raise.
Churches use personnel committees to help determine appropriate and fair compensation for church staff. Read the Full Article →
Churches are called to reach the lost and help those in need. Often this is done through a community outreach program. To create a community outreach program, your church will need to go through some initial planning.
To have a successful church event – whether that is community outreach, vacation bible school or a church business meeting, organization and planning is essential! Read the Full Article →
Child abuse and church seems to be an all too common story on the news. We all cringe when we hear of yet another accusation of a church or church representative that crossed moral and legal lines with a child. In fact, abuse of a minor remains the number one reason churches end up in court. It is our responsibility to protect kids in church. Read the Full Article →
It’s hard to believe but we are almost into the 4th quarter of 2018. As we move closer to the end of the year it might be a good time to think about your 2019 church planning and what you should be doing now.
There is an old saying “If you fail to plan – you plan to fail”.
Planning helps us stay focused on those things that move us closer to achieving our mission.Read the Full Article →
The term leadership is defined as “the ability to lead; an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction.” Church leadership is about how we behave, communicate and manage others.
This word is used in many forms to describe countless things, but it is ultimately the act of leading a group of people in a shared direction.
To be considered a leader, you have to have people who will follow you. Read the Full Article →
With unemployment rates at historical lows, some employers may use a tuition assistance program as a tool to attract, engage and retain employees.
I am an advocate for employer educational assistance because I benefited from such a program early in my career.
The healthcare organization I worked for offered a generous tuition assistance program that allowed me to finish an undergraduate degree. Read the Full Article →
Churches are always looking for ways to recruit new members and visitors are one source of that recruitment. When someone visits a church, they walk away with impressions of their experience and a Church Visitor Packet plays an important role in that perception.
Churches are called to reach their communities. They do this by developing Christians who can demonstrate Christian principles in their everyday life and hopefully influence those around them. Read the Full Article →
Church financial accountability leads to credibility. Churches have many of the same challenges as managing a business and requires a lot of the same business processes to be successful.
Church leaders pursue their call to lead a congregation and may have lots of training in theology and biblical principles.
However, many may not have basic business training that is required when you manage the valuable resources that God provides – people, time and money. Read the Full Article →