The Advantages of Hiring a Staff Member from within the Church Membership


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Many church leaders in revitalizing churches bring someone on staff from within the congregation. Mark and Thom examine the reasons why this move can be positive. Be sure to listen to episode #203 where they look at the opposite perspective, the reasons why you should not hire from within.

1. You have had the opportunity to observe them and get to know them.

2. They already are committed to the church.

3. Their family is already integrated into the church.

4. They understand the church culture and DNA.

5. It is often a good transition that can begin as a part-time ministry.

6. It is a New Testament model

7. It forces you to have to work through problems.


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