The following is a guest post by my new friend in ministry, Tiffany Henning. She is a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Retirement Planning (CRPC) and wants to bust a few church HR myths. You heard the calling. You received the commission. Then you found the location, gathered your team and launched your worship
If you’re requiring them to raise their own support, there are a couple of ways church plant staff fundraising will be different. It’s common for overseas missionaries to raise funds to cover their own in-the-field expenses. Full-time, vocational church planters should follow that example for their church plant (you’re a missionary to your community, right?).
Should you give your church plant staff fundraising requirements? You could have a bigger staff if they could offset some or all of their own salaries. Every full-time, vocational church planter should raise funds for their plant. It’s as least as much for the vision casting practice as for the resources. But you can certainly
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
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
Not every church employee is full-time or salaried. Do you have to use a time card for part-time church staff? It seems like such a hassle if they always work the same number of hours each week, even if it’s only fifteen. The short answer is yes – you really do have to use a