Category: Podcast

Making the hire

It is time to make our selection! This week we continue our journey in hiring a new staff member by talking about the all-important site visit, the deliberation, the selection, making the offer, selecting a start date, and working out the transition process.

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The Interview

Evaluating resumes and conducting interviews for a ministry position requires us to be aware of 3 key areas: Craft, Experience, and Spirituality. In this podcast, we discuss each of these areas and their importance to finding the right candidate for your church ministry position.

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The Search Process

The team has deliberated, built a new job description, a new vision, and hopefully a great ad. Now, what do you do with it? In this day and age, there are a lot of places to look. In this episode, we look at the where’s, why’s and how’s of the modern search process.

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Selecting the Search Committee

Now that we know we have a hiring opportunity, building the right committee to handle the process is an important key. In this episode, we meet the people who you might consider to have on your hiring team, and what they should be doing.

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The Science and Ministry of the Hiring Process

Part 1-Overview There comes a time for every church when a new person needs to be hired into ministry. Whether it is replacing someone who has moved on to a brand new ministry opportunity, knowing how to conduct a quality hiring process is essential to the health and well being of the ministry. This week we look at an overview of the 6 steps to this process.

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Team Building and Training

Building and training your team is an essential part of the growth and development of any ministry. This week we take a look at 4 specific ways you can provide quality team-building experiences that will both enhance and strengthen any ministry team at your church.

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Optimize Your A/V System

Every church has a sound system, lights, maybe projection and even cameras. Getting the most out of this very large financial investment makes good fiscal and stewardship sense. Before you run out an buy a bunch of new things, take the time to learn how to maximize what you have. You may be very pleasantly surprised.

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God Be In My Head (Series on Spiritual Focus)

In part 2 of this series on a spiritual focus in worship, I talk about spirit led planning. Preparing and planning worship should be an invitation for God’s spirit to be present in that work. Here are steps that any worship planner can follow to build worship that is invitational to the presence of God, rather than asking God to be present in spite of our plan.

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Where’s Jesus?

In the focus of developing the craft of worship, we can lose sight of the heart. Listen to part 1 of a 3 part series on remembering the center of our worship.

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Getting a Worship Education

When a worship leader or pastor begins to feel the call to a better understanding of what we do in the ministry called worship, then the next step is usually study. But where? This week we look at the various options for getting a great education in the area of worship, from school to informal classes, to Do-it-Yourself.

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