5 People Churches Should Never Hire

Nothing will muck up a growing church faster than a few bad hires (or, frankly, even one bad hire). Every hire you make changes the dynamics of your church staff . In this ebook, you’ll learn about 5 people you don’t want on your church staff. They’re often great people. They do good work, and may someday have Kingdom in influence somewhere. But you don’t want them on your church staff . To help you catch these  candidates before you hire them, this ebook will teach you three easy interview “tells” that’ll give you clues to whom you’re speaking.

The five types are as follows:

  1. Blaming Bonnie, who never takes responsibility for her own failures and is quick to cast blame on others
  2. Old-School Ollie who has nothing good to say about new technology or a changed approach in reaching others,
  3. Do-Everything Dan who burns himself out on serving too much and leaving no room for others to develop their gifts,
  4. Prayerless Patty who has an essentially unspritual approach to leadership,
  5. and Ivory Tower Ivan, who is very knowledgeable about the Bible and very intellectual but not very interested in other people.

I could certainly find elements of myself in these various types, and was intrigued by what sort of questions the author recommended to draw out their natures and what sort of help the author suggested in helping such people who were already employed on staff.  It should be noted, of course, that I belong to a religious tradition that hires far fewer people and relies far more on volunteers than is regularly the case within the wider professed Christian world, which even hires musicians for services on many occasions, and so this book is not as relevant to me as it would perhaps be to others.

 

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Just because someone is called into ministry doesn’t mean they’re called to be a part of your church. And let’s face it— there are types that can be toxic to your staff culture. Stewarding well means putting the right staff in the right place, even if there’s only one person on paid staff at your church.

Let’s be honest: people don’t go into ministry for the money. And the ones who do (typically) don’t make it. It’s just too much work. The demands are constant, and the hours are long. People go into ministry because they are called. They understand the need of the mission and their place in it.

But just because someone is called into ministry doesn’t mean they’re called to be a part of your church. And let’s face it—there are types that can be toxic to your staff culture. Stewarding well means putting the right staff in the right place, even if there’s only one person on paid staff at your church. Get your free copy of Toxic Leadership: 5 People Churches Should Never Hire today.

In it you’ll learn:

  • The 15 red flags to look for when you’re hiring
  • The six characteristics you should look for when hiring
  • What to do if you’ve already hired one of these people

Don’t make the costly mistake of learning too late what it’s like to hire the wrong person.

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6 Responses to 5 People Churches Should Never Hire

  1. Troy Day January 28, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

    Which one is you? Joseph D. Absher Walter Polasik

    The five types are as follows:

    (1) Blaming Bonnie, who never takes responsibility for her own failures and is quick to cast blame on others
    (2) Old-School Ollie who has nothing good to say about new technology or a changed approach in reaching others,
    (3) Do-Everything Dan who burns himself out on serving too much and leaving no room for others to develop their gifts,
    (4) Prayerless Patty who has an essentially unspritual approach to leadership,
    (5) Ivory Tower Ivan, who is very knowledgeable about the Bible and very intellectual but not very interested in other people.

  2. Joseph D. Absher January 28, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

    I’ve been very fortunate to have good counsel and people that love me enough to tell me the truth. It hasn’t always easy or pleasant. These are godly men. I pray you find some. lol.
    Seriously I would trust a mechanic that doesn’t have his head under the hood once in awhile or a preacher that doesn’t know how awful it is to fail and found the grace and strength that is in Jesus Christ or an evangelist without blood on his hands fire in his bones and grease on his face… I can assure If your rely on tricks you will be tricked! Pray and seek God. He knows!!!

  3. Joseph D. Absher January 29, 2018 at 8:36 am #

    I’m the one that passes on homework not testing. lol

  4. Louise Cummings August 3, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

    Real truth.

  5. Troy Day August 3, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

    YES

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