Podcast Episode #407
Hiring in the church can be tricky at times. Today, we expound on a post by Chuck Lawless that looks at some warning signs to be on the lookout for when hiring a minister or staff member at your church.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- If someone has several consecutive, short-tenured pastorates, it should be a warning sign when considering hiring them.
- Sloppy résumés mean you’ll likely do sloppy work.
- If you have a time gap in your résumé, you’re likely going to be asked about it. Don’t leave gaps.
- Theological questions and compatibility should be a starting point when hiring in the church.
The 12 warning signs we cover are:
- Previously short tenures of ministry.
- Incomplete degrees.
- Sloppy resumes.
- Resume gaps.
- Unasked theology questions.
- Criticizing former employers.
- No current references.
- Tardiness without explanation.
- Spousal disagreement on calling.
- Poor social media witness.
- Little talk of Bible study or prayer.
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