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Hire church staff with similar ministry philosophies

One of the most important things in hiring church staff is bringing people together who have a similar philosophy of ministry. If people are working or operating out different ministry philosophies than they will often find themselves moving in different directions which will create conflict and frustration. To many times the subject of ministry philosophy […]

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More is Better When It Comes to Ministry Resumes

For many years the standard length for a resume was one-page. Everyone’s career objective, work and education experience had to be kept to that single page. Those expectations have loosened in today’s culture but many job seekers still tend to keep their resume within 1-2 pages. For many job seekers and employers, this is appropriate […]

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Search Teams Are Looking at Your Social Media

When I receive a pastoral resume that looks intriguing, one of the first things I do is attempt to learn more about them through social media. I will check to see if they are on Facebook or other social media platforms. I want to get a glimpse of them beyond the resume. What people post […]

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Include a Picture With Your Ministry Resume

When pastor search committees are reviewing resumes, they are not just looking for the facts about the candidates but they want to discovery their personality. They want to discover the heart of the person. This is not an easy thing to do when simply reading a resume. One of the windows into a candidate can […]

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Does your resume have your mission statement?

When a church search committee is looking at a candidate’s resume, some of their questions are “what is this person’s passion?” and “what ministry direction are they heading in?” When they understand that, it will help them more quickly determine if this is a person they want to continue to get to know. When putting […]

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