Hiring and Firing

Even the wisest of churches ends up with ineffective employees, who need supervision, redirection, and perhaps termination. Mastering church management means, then, learning to hire and, yes, fire.
—Arthur DeKruyter

A pastor manages people—some volunteers and some employees. Even the small church usually finds room in its budget to hire a part-time secretary or janitor. These are staff the pastor must oversee. And it doesn't take long to learn that staff members—even part-time—if ineffectively managed, can undercut a church's ministry. Effectively managed, they can strengthen a church's ministry immeasurably.

Effective management of staff begins with the hiring process. A church will not be tripped up as much if this first step is taken well. But even the wisest of churches ends up with ineffective employees, who need supervision, redirection, and perhaps termination. Mastering church management means learning to hire and, yes, fire.

Before Hiring: Some Questions


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