I wish I could say this never comes up, but some of you planters are going to need to know how to fire church plant staff. In my church planting circles there are legendary but true stories about this, like planters having to fire worship leaders 2 weeks before launch. And there are too many
As I started creating this church employee personnel file checklist, I was completely blown away by the level of complexity it requires. I thought this was going to be a easy one. Good thing I did the work for you! I quickly ran into all kinds of rules, laws and other concerns about personnel files.
Congratulations! You just hired someone to your church staff and now they’re ready to go, right? Nope. There are several important things you’re likely to forget without a church employee onboarding checklist. I learned the importance of this years ago when a planter hired a new children’s director but didn’t have an intentional onboarding process.
When you’re ready to hire your next employee, be sure to send a written church job offer letter along with the verbal offer. Beyond the standard things to include in the letter, there are several important things you can’t forget to stick in there. By the time you get to offering them the job, you’ve
Think that running church employee background checks in the hiring process is unnecessary? I’d advise you to think again. You’ve had your candidate fill out a job application. And you’ve already conducted at least one interview. Before you hire, you need to run a criminal background check on the candidate for several reasons: You want
If you’re going to be hiring staff for your church plant, you need to have a handful of good church job interview questions up your sleeve. Read on to find my top 17 for 2017. As the pastor and hiring manager, your job in the interview process is to determine if the candidate is a
Creating your own church job application form could be very time consuming. I’m going to make that process faster and easier for you right now: Even if you get resumes from job applicants, you should have every one of them complete and sign a church job application form. Consistency is important. So is clear communication
If you’re looking to hire staff, writing church plant staff job descriptions is one of your first steps in the process. But you’ll use them for more than just recruiting. Why You Need Church Plant Staff Job Descriptions Having solid church plant staff job descriptions helps in several ways: As a primary tool for recruiting
There are lots of advantages to independently incorporating your church plant, but there’s one significant downside: you have to replicate church plant HR forms & systems for your new church. If your church is an independent legal entity, it has its own liability and responsibilities as an employer. If you’re going to employ people, you
Even if you’ve planted before, having a church planting coach is indispensable in working through the crazy-hard complexity of getting a new church started. A church planting coach isn’t the same thing as a mentor, trainer, advisor or project manager. You may need people in all of those other roles, too, but a church planting