Hiring Several Part-time Staff Rather Than One Full-time Staffer

May 14, 2019
Episode #536
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The way churches hire staff is changing. Today we begin a three-part series on emerging trends in the church with a discussion on church staffing.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • When you have a staff opening in the church, always evaluate the role and the needs of the church before making a hire for that same position. Things may need to change.
  • Always give clarity to a role when you create a new position on staff.
  • You don’t really know someone until you work with them or marry them.
  • One of the primary roles of the church is to call out the called.

The seven points we discuss are:

  1. An example of the trend
  2. Most of the the staff come from within the church
  3. Common commitment is 10 hours a week
  4. One-year commitments are common
  5. Able to see giftedness and talent first hand
  6. Training and education are widely available
  7. Able to determine the efficacy of a ministry

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

Rainer on Leadership is a member of the LifeWay Leadership Podcast Network


Episode Sponsors

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Be sure to check out Midwestern’s Doctorate of Ministry Degree. The D.Min. is an advanced degree preparing students for leadership in local churches and denominational service. It is also fully attainable in hybrid format which means you don’t have to move to pursue the degree.

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