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Church Hiring Poll Restuls

November 18, 2008 by

2008_11_18_churchhiring.jpgWho should we hire? That’s a problem churches run in to all the time as they grow. But how to hire isn’t a question with an answer that’s readily available. And hiring the right person can be a cornerstone of your marketing strategy.

53% of you feel that it doesn’t matter where your church gets someone from, it just needs to get the best possible person. You don’t care if they’re a lifetime church member or if they’re from the county jail.

28% of you are strong believers in hiring from within. You think it’s a lot simpler to hire from within so you can properly vet new hires and shorten the process of them catching your vision. But it really shrinks your talent pool.

A meager 9% of you think hiring from outside is the best bet. There are seven billion people in the world, and you think there might be a factory worker in China with the gifting and ability to be the best possible worship leader at your church. There’s nothing wrong with that.

And a final 11% of you are in churches who only have the budget to fire, not hire. Well, should you end up on the losing end of that deal, we’d have to recommend the Job Lab and Freelance Lab for you.

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Joshua Cody


Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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2 Responses to “Church Hiring Poll Restuls”

  • Scott in Vegas
    November 20, 2008

    the orientation period is so much shorter when hiring within, which can be good, or it can keep the organization in a rut (thats the downside)
    thanks for the info – i linked it to http://www.newchurchreport.com


  • Alec
    November 29, 2008

    The reasons churches don’t hire from within are a) they are run like businesses, where the emphasis is on competition and profit, and b) there is no discipleship.
    If Jesus ran his ministry like many churches do, when he met with the disciples before the ascension, he would have said, “Thanks for your service guys. I have chosen a couple of you to be on the search team to hire the next group of disciples. We want to keep things fresh. If they don’t work out, they aren’t as committed so we can easily dump them.”



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