It has never been more exciting to be a part of a church than today, as there are more creative opportunities to share the Gospel than ever before. From smartphones to virtual reality, the world is changing rapidly, and as William Vanderbloemen often says, “Every Kingdom breakthrough has arrived on the heels of a communications breakthrough.”
If you tune in regularly to the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, you know that one of the final questions we ask all of our guests is, “What app is catching your attention these days?” The answers always surprise me and, when not ministry-related, are related to personal hobbies, interests, or are just plain fun!
Witnessing a growth in membership numbers is probably one of the most exciting things a church leader can witness over the course of their career. Having a role in the building of the Kingdom – what could be better?
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.
It’s an unfortunate truth in business that the Executive Assistant position tends to be one with a very high turnover rate. Sometimes it’s due to a lack of maturity and work ethic or a boss that is unrealistically demanding, but overall there seems to be a stigma on the Assistant role as being a temporary position. But when you look at many of the top leaders in the world, they have one thing in common: a rockstar Assistant who has been with them for quite a few years, if not most of their career.
If your role on a church or ministry staff involves any sort of volunteer coordination or event planning, you’ve probably experienced the frustrating lack of email responses or asked yourself, “Why won’t people read my emails?!”
Losing team members hurts. Whether you’re losing a valuable player who is taking another opportunity, releasing an employee due to budget cuts, or firing someone who has colored outside the lines, losing team members is always hard.
Determining pay in a church setting is one of the most difficult portions of church staffing and team building. Job descriptions vary widely as do the people filling positions, which can make assessing the proper pay for a new hire or a current church staff member feel nearly impossible.
No matter what role you serve on your church staff, disorder and hectic days are bound to creep into even the most organized of people’s days. When working in ministry, there is always an endless list of things to do, people to meet, and needs to see to. There are many lists and tips out there on how to take advantage of every minute of your workday and how to be more efficient.