Mother’s Day is fast approaching. While I will celebrate both my own mother and being a mother myself, I also know this holiday can be complicated for some. I know this from my own journey with motherhood and from the countless stories of others. If your church is currently planning how to celebrate Mother’s Day or whether to celebrate it in worship at all, I encourage you to consider and acknowledge these three things in your services.
In my role at Vanderbloemen Search Group, I get the amazing opportunity to talk daily with pastors seeking their next ministry opportunity. Often, what separates good candidates from the great ones is a candidate’s ability to give thoughtful responses to the questions asked of them. A person who is able to answer questions succinctly and articulately comes across as being prepared and having a high interest in the position.
Are you applying for a church job? Have you been out of the job market for while, or is this your first job search? Here are 6 things you should consider about yourself and your church staff experience before applying for a church job.
Volunteers play such an integral part of every church. The truth is, most churches wouldn’t be able to survive without them. They perform a myriad of roles and allow a church to operate at a lower cost than it otherwise would. Showing appreciation for your volunteers not only makes sense, it’s imperative to keeping well trained and helpful volunteers happily involved in your church’s ministry.
I worked at a large international law firm in my previous career, and I cannot imagine two environments so opposite one another as a law firm and a church staff. While there were many things I enjoyed about being a lawyer, if I am being honest with myself, there were probably even more things I did not enjoy.
Leaving your job in the corporate realm to pursue a calling to ministry can be a very exciting and fulfilling time. However, while working in a church is rewarding, you’d be surprised to know the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the proverbial fence.
Big news came out of the Department of Labor last week as it made its final announcement regarding the salary threshold for exempting white-collar salaried workers subject to the duties test from overtime pay. The new rule more than doubles the salary threshold from $23,660.00 to $47,476.00 annually, and it is scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.