Deciding how many staff positions to have is not first a budget decision. Such discernment requires imagination regarding the possibilities, discernment about the consequences and clear expectations about the outcomes.
Hiring & supervising staff
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What’s the secret to hiring the right people for your organization? Character, says the author of “The Rare Find.”
Search committees are sometimes in awe of their responsibility to chart the future of a congregation and examine the qualifications of a prospective pastor. This strategic work isn’t just about identifying a skilled leader but about finding one with the right mix of skills and character.
Annette Ticey and Jacob Graham wait for the shoppers to arrive at the Last Minute Toy Store on Dec. 18, 2011, the first day of the four-day event. Photo by Kats Barry
Training volunteers involves more than just teaching them to perform a particular task; it’s also an opportunity to offer an incarnational expression of God's love.
The biggest challenge to collaboration isn’t different skill sets. It's clashing imaginations.