4 Minutes of Bluntness on the Hiring Process, part 1

In the last few weeks, I've been surprised by the number of churches that have called looking for names of people that might be able to fill a particular role. Hiring well those who serve in ministry is absolutely essential to becoming a healthy, vibrant church.

This vlog (video blog) begins a new, periodic series on ministerial hiring–entitled, "4 minutes of bluntness on the hiring process," intended to help churches in this important aspect of ministry. This is one installment, and thus isn't intended to be comprehensive. It's intended to address the often undervalued importance of "fit."

These are quick, no-nonsense tips on the ministerial hiring process. P.S. I look tired…almost like a daddy with a newborn in the house 🙂

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this. I have been through the “search and hiring” process enough that I have noticed a theme emerge where some churches seem more preoccupied with addressing what they want rather than what they need. Of course, the danger of getting everything we want and not necessarily what we need is the lack of holistic growth as a church. But I also see spoken with enough churches who have little clue as to who they are (answering instead what they wish to be) and what sort of person would be a good fit.
    On a side note…I believe my “search” for a new ministry context is about to come to an end. I have had some great conversations and visits with a congregation in NJ that I would like to serve with and I expect Monday evening a final phone conversation where the details will be finalized…I’m praying.
    Grace and peace,