The Healthy Church Staff Podcast

Todd Rhoades

We're all about helping create a healthy, positive, and spiritually positive environment for church staff members and leadership teams.

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7 Times When Your Church Should NOT Hire Staff
Yesterday
7 Times When Your Church Should NOT Hire Staff
Ever wonder if sometimes the best move for your church is to hit pause on hiring? You're not alone. I'm Todd Rhoades, your guide through the unconventional wisdom that might just change how you approach staffing in your ministry. In an episode that challenges the norm, we discuss seven pivotal moments when bringing on new staff might not be the blessing it appears to be. From empowering volunteers to navigating financial constraints, we delve into why holding off on that job listing could be the strategic call your church needs.This isn't your average conversation about church staffing. Join us as we dissect insights from Dr. Tom Rainer's thought-provoking post and apply them to real-world scenarios. We're tackling everything from the risks of internal agendas to the potential benefits of a staffing vacancy. Whether you're knee-deep in resumes or contemplating a future hire, this episode is packed with advice aimed at fostering a robust, spiritually healthy church community.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
Buc-ees, Wrinkle the Duck, and How to Lead Your Church
4d ago
Buc-ees, Wrinkle the Duck, and How to Lead Your Church
Have you ever sauntered into a place with an unexpected plus-one and turned heads? That's nothing compared to Justin Wood's foray into Buc-ee's with Wrinkle, his alleged service duck. In an episode that sounds more like a sitcom setup than a real-life event, I, Todd Rhoades, co-founder of Chemistry Staffing, unravel the curious case of a man and his duck against a gas station titan. It's a tale that quacks open a discussion about rules, grace, and when to ruffle feathers within the church community.Wrinkle's waddle into the limelight at Buc-ee's isn't just about the sensation it caused; it's a mirror held up to the challenges ministry leaders face when unusual situations flock to our doors. As we navigate this amusing yet enlightening conversation, we're not just talking ducks— we're talking about how to extend grace while maintaining the core mission and values of our churches. It's a reflection on love, understanding, and the kind of community we aim to cultivate, even when it means dealing with a situation you'd never expect to quack up in your pews.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
Don't Use Hitting Your Budget as a Sign of Health at Your Church
5d ago
Don't Use Hitting Your Budget as a Sign of Health at Your Church
Could counting dollars in the offering plate be leading us astray from true church vitality? Join me, Todd Rhoades, as we dive into the deceptive comfort of financial contributions and why they may not be the church health panacea we once believed. This episode of the Healthy Church Staff Podcast peels back the layers of traditional metrics to reveal the critical, yet often overlooked, signs of a thriving church community. We'll explore how the pandemic has shifted our understanding of attendance and giving, and the new indicators that are emerging as key signs of health and growth within our churches.With insights from thinkers like Sam Rayner, we confront the uncomfortable truth that robust giving can sometimes mask an inward-focused ministry at odds with genuine expansion and outreach. We examine the danger of complacency that can arise when the offering seems to overflow, even as pews stand increasingly empty. This conversation is essential listening for church leaders seeking to proactively address the subtle signals before they manifest into financial decline. As we analyze both the leading and lagging indicators of church health, we lay the groundwork for a more nuanced approach to assessing and nurturing your church's vitality in the face of change.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
7 People Your Community Trusts MORE Than Your Church Staff
6d ago
7 People Your Community Trusts MORE Than Your Church Staff
Do you trust your pastor more than your pharmacist? It might surprise you, but recent polls suggest that many professions are trusted more than church leadership. I'm Todd Rhoades, and in this episode of the Healthy Church Staff Podcast, we're exploring the uncomfortable truth that pastors and church staff are facing a trust deficit in our communities. We're dissecting a poll that places pastors' trustworthiness worryingly low compared to nurses, doctors, and even funeral directors. With only 37% of surveyed individuals considering pastors to have high ethical standards, it's time for church leaders to take a reflective look at how we can bridge this gap and reclaim the confidence of those we serve.As we journey through this topic, I challenge you to consider the alignment of your private actions with your public persona and the impact that has on trust. We discuss practical steps to rebuild trust, including the importance of transparency, accountability, and contributing more value to the community than we receive. This conversation is more than just a wake-up call—it's a roadmap for change. And change begins with us, one interaction at a time. Join me as we tackle this sensitive issue head-on, and let's commit to being as trustworthy in our private lives as we strive to be in our public ministry. Share your thoughts and stories with us at podcast@chemistrystaffing.com, and together, let's restore faith in church leadership.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
4 Types of Change in Your Church (and the right questions to ask yourself during these changes)
1w ago
4 Types of Change in Your Church (and the right questions to ask yourself during these changes)
Could your church be on the cusp of profound transformation? This episode with Todd Atkins from Lifeway is a revelation for any church leader seeking to navigate the complexities of change. We dissect the four fundamental shifts that can breathe new life into your congregation: strategic realignment, personnel adjustments, process enhancements, and personal leadership development. Whether it's shaking up your church's mission or tweaking staff roles to unlock hidden potential, these changes promise to inject vitality into your worship community. Engage with us as we guide you through a series of reflective questions designed to help you identify areas ripe for transformation.As we celebrate our 67th episode, we're rolling out the red carpet for your input. This isn't just our journey; it's yours too. By heading over to chemistrystaffing.com/podcast, you can sift through our wealth of episodes, pitch in with your experiences, and suggest burning topics you're itching to hear discussed. Remember, our archive is brimming with insights and is always at your fingertips. Your voice is a critical chord in the symphony of our podcast, and we're eager to harmonize with your thoughts and reflections, creating a crescendo of collective wisdom for church staff and leaders everywhere.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
Church Leaders Who Shade the Truth
Apr 8 2024
Church Leaders Who Shade the Truth
Can we truly trust our church leaders, or has the well of faithfulness been tainted by those who fail to walk their talk? This episode takes you through a candid exploration of the crisis of confidence in clergy, sparked by alarming statistics and notorious scandals. Join me, Todd Rhoades, as we tackle the uneasy reality that despite being champions of truth from the pulpit, some spiritual guides have faltered, leaving their flocks searching for authenticity in leadership.As we sift through the debris of fallen idols and the shadows of partial truths, we confront the lingering effects of high-profile misconduct, from Jim Bakker to Bill Hybels, and beyond. We also reflect on the personal impact of legalism and hypocrisy within the church, sharing stories of disillusionment and the quest for a faith that's lived out with integrity. This conversation is not just a look at what's been broken; it's an urgent call to restore trust through unwavering honesty and transparency in our spiritual communities.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
Minimizing the Gap Between Ineffective and Fruitful Ministry
Apr 5 2024
Minimizing the Gap Between Ineffective and Fruitful Ministry
Ever wondered why so many church staff call it quits before they hit the five-year mark? The journey toward a fruitful ministry is fraught with challenges, and I, Todd Rhodes, along with my co-founder Matt, am on a mission to uncover the secret sauce for longevity in church service. Drawing from our combined experiences with churchstaffing.com and Chemistry Staffing, we get to the heart of the issue, discussing the importance of the five-year milestone for ministry effectiveness and the concerning trend of the average three-and-a-half-year tenure.This episode isn't just about identifying problems; it's about providing solutions. We share our philosophy that the right leaders in the right churches can work wonders and discuss how upfront assessments can play a pivotal role in ensuring a match made in heaven. Whether you're a pastor relishing the rewards of long-term ministry, or a leader contemplating your next move, this discussion is packed with insights and strategies to help church staff and leaders avoid the pitfalls of a premature exit and instead, pave the way for lasting impact and transformation within their ministries. Join us as we navigate these waters, aiming to bridge the gap between a good fit and a great future in church leadership.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
How to Make Decisions: Fast and 'Roughly Right'
Apr 4 2024
How to Make Decisions: Fast and 'Roughly Right'
Are you wrestling with the tug-of-war between swift action and painstaking diligence in your church leadership decisions? Let's navigate this terrain together, as I draw upon my nearly four decades of pastoral experience to offer a strategy that marries the need for speed with the grace of 'roughly right' judgment. Inspired by Rita Gunther McGrath's insights on the delicate balance between quickness and accuracy in decision-making, this episode is an invaluable resource for church leaders seeking to lead with confidence and adaptability.Facing a decision can feel like standing at a crossroads with the weight of your congregation's future on your shoulders. In our discussion, we dissect the reasons behind hesitancy and the allure of waiting for the perfect moment to decide—which often doesn't arrive. I share a proactive framework that fuses gathering essential information and seeking divine guidance with making informed, timely decisions. Learn why taking risks and being prepared to pivot is integral to effective leadership, and how the courage to act can be the very thing that shapes the future of your ministry. Join us for an empowering conversation that promises to challenge and transform your approach to church leadership decision-making.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
What Will Your Church Look Like in 2044?
Apr 3 2024
What Will Your Church Look Like in 2044?
Imagine stepping into the year 2044 and discovering a church landscape transformed by technology and societal shifts. That's exactly what we're unpacking with my fellow chemistrystaffing.com co-founders, as we navigate through the possibilities of virtual congregations, revolutionary staffing models, and the intimate gatherings of home-based fellowships. We're not just prognosticating; we're strategizing with five key tactics to ensure that the core message of the gospel thrives amidst these changes. Get ready to challenge your notions of tradition and embrace a vision for future-proofing the church that is as faithful as it is fearless.As we peer over the horizon at the church's future, we recognize that leadership must evolve to shepherd the flock in this new era. We're talking about setting aside ego and embracing the shifts that come with progress. Our dialogue is an invitation to think critically and plan strategically, so that the church not only survives but flourishes in the years to come. By investing in tomorrow's leaders and focusing on sustainable growth, we aim to inspire church leaders to adapt and excel, ensuring a vibrant, gospel-centered community for future generations. Share your insights with us as we collectively explore what lies ahead for the church of 2044.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
Do You Have What it Takes to be a GREAT Church Staff Member?
Apr 2 2024
Do You Have What it Takes to be a GREAT Church Staff Member?
Ever faced those moments where self-doubt creeps in and you wonder what truly makes a stellar church staff member? Join me, Todd Rhoades, as I take you through a journey of self-reflection and spiritual growth that extends far beyond diplomas and resumes. Anchored in the guidance of 1 Peter 3, this episode of the Healthy Church Staff Podcast emphasizes the five intrinsic qualities that are truly pivotal for anyone serving in ministry: being agreeable, sympathetic, loving, compassionate, and humble. I'll share stories from my own experience, both of victory and vulnerability, as we navigate how these virtues can fundamentally enhance not only our service but enrich our personal development and community connections.Prepare to shift perspectives and embark on a personal challenge that could revolutionize your ministry. We explore the powerful dynamic of blessing others and the reciprocal blessings we receive in turn. Forget the sharp-tongued sarcasm that might be second nature; for the next few days, I encourage us all to practice understanding and withhold criticism. The result? A stronger ability to lead and serve within the church. Tune in for heartfelt conversation, spiritual insight, and actionable advice designed to transform you into not just a great, but a genuinely better church staff member.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
Applying "The Silver Rule" in Church Staffing
Apr 1 2024
Applying "The Silver Rule" in Church Staffing
Have you ever caught yourself picking a fight over traditions or cultural issues within your church, especially during times when unity should be at the forefront? Join me, Todd Rhoades, as we explore the Silver Rule's transformative potential in today's episode. Churches around the globe are facing divisive times, with scandals and cultural conflicts threatening the fabric of our faith communities. This discussion is not just an academic exploration but a deep dive into the practical application of the Silver Rule, a counterpart to the Golden Rule that emphasizes what NOT to do to others as a guide for our interactions. In a world where sides are being picked and lines are being drawn even within the sanctuary, we ponder how these ancient principles might be the salve needed to heal our churches.Listen as I share candid experiences from the front lines of church staffing, where the consequences of ignoring such wisdom have led to chaos and distrust. We reflect on the recent Easter controversies and the unnecessary discord they've brought about, revealing a dangerous propensity among us to fight battles that don't need to be fought. Through personal anecdotes and heart-to-heart conversation, we'll consider together how embracing the Silver Rule could usher in healthier church dynamics. Whether you're clergy or congregation, this dialogue promises insights into fostering a culture of consideration and selflessness, paving the way for a more unified body of Christ.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
Manifesto: We've God to Stop the Bad Church Hires
Mar 29 2024
Manifesto: We've God to Stop the Bad Church Hires
Ever been blindsided by the fallout of a poor church staff hire? Well, brace yourself, because we're ripping the lid off the all-too-common blunders that are wreaking havoc on churches and staff alike. I'm Todd Rhodes, and in this no-holds-barred episode of the Healthy Church Staff Podcast, I'm channeling my inner crusader to tackle the crisis head-on. With 59% of church staff transitions ending in tears, the call for meticulous vetting and intentional alignments has never been clearer. So whether you're at the helm of a church or on the hunt for your next spiritual home, gear up for a real-talk guide to nailing that perfect church-staff fit.This is where the rubber meets the road: no guests, no distractions, just pure, unadulterated insights from yours truly and the trenches of chemistrystaffing.com. I'm laying down the five non-negotiable tenets of a harmonious church staff match-up, complete with parallels to the simplicity of hiring a plumber—because sometimes, the truth is just that straightforward. Prepare to have your eyes opened to the stark realities behind that alarming three-and-a-half-year average staff tenure, the pitfalls of unmet expectations, and the pressing need for transparency. By the end of this rally cry, you'll be armed with the know-how to forge connections built to last in ministry and beyond.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
It's Possible That People Just Aren't Listening to You That Much Anymore
Mar 28 2024
It's Possible That People Just Aren't Listening to You That Much Anymore
Have you ever felt like your message just isn't landing with the energy and impact it once did? You're not alone. As a church leader in these rapidly changing times, it can be disheartening to sense our words getting lost in the digital noise and societal shifts. That's exactly what we're tackling in this episode with Todd Rhodes of chemistrystaffing.com. Todd doesn't shy away from the frustrations many pastors face, but he also shines a light on the path forward—adapting our communication strategies to the evolving landscape to make every word resonate.This is more than just commiseration; it's about actionable change. Inspired by marketing guru Seth Godin, we explore how to speak with clarity, brevity, and genuine care to truly connect with our audience. From rethinking the traditional sermon to retooling our social media tactics, we lay out practical tips to help you cut through the clutter and reach your congregation where they're at. It's a must-listen for any church leader striving to communicate effectively in this new era, filled with encouragement and strategies to ensure your message doesn't just speak—but is heard.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
If You Can Master This One Leadership Quality, The Rest WIll Be Easy
Mar 27 2024
If You Can Master This One Leadership Quality, The Rest WIll Be Easy
Is your church a revolving door of disgruntled staff, or a harmonious haven? Join me, Todd Rhoades, as we unravel the often-undiscussed fabric of effective church leadership: the art of fostering positive relationships. Leaning on the wisdom of Gandhi, this episode of the Healthy Church Staff Podcast navigates the transitional landscape from an age of brute strength to one of emotional intelligence in leadership. Hear the candid conversations that expose the harsh truth about the discord in church teams and the dire consequences it brings—such as high staff turnover and church splits.We're not just diagnosing problems; we're prescribing solutions. With the insights gleaned from my work with chemistrystaffing.com, I share how cultivating a people-centered leadership approach is crucial for church vitality. Reflect on your church's dynamics, and consider whether it's nurturing a cohesive environment or constantly dousing relational fires. If you're ready to lead with a heart for connection and a vision for unity, this episode will guide you on the path to becoming the leader your church deserves—one who champions strong relationships and champions a healthy church culture.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
Do You Love Your Church Job (or Hate it?)
Mar 26 2024
Do You Love Your Church Job (or Hate it?)
Are you merely clocking in and out of your church job or are you pouring your soul into your ministry? Today on the Healthy Church Staff Podcast, we grapple with this gut-checking question that may just redefine your professional and spiritual journey. I'm Todd Rhodes, your host and co-founder at chemistrystaffing.com, and we're peeling back the layers on the attitudes that shape our work in the church. This episode promises to be a mirror to your ministry mindset, challenging you to scrutinize whether you're fulfilling just the basic expectations or striving for a legacy that echoes through your community.Through personal reflections and tough-love insights, we examine the transformative power of aligning personal goals with professional duties in the church. For anyone feeling stuck or uninspired, consider this your wake-up call. We at Chemistry Staffing are here to guide you toward a healthier, more passionate approach to your calling. It's time to ask yourself if you're making an eternal impact or just marking time. Discover the steps to elevate your role beyond the status quo and find out how to pursue a position that ignites all cylinders of your service for a lasting, spiritually rewarding career.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
How to Communicate a Staff Moral Failure With Your Church Family
Mar 25 2024
How to Communicate a Staff Moral Failure With Your Church Family
How do church communities rebuild trust and ensure integrity after confronting the stormy seas of staff moral failure? Today's episode takes a courageous look at this delicate dilemma, as we reflect on the recent events within the Austin Stone Community Church. We engage in a candid discussion about the critical need for transparency, the importance of swift and thoughtful action, and the complex balance between privacy and openness. I share insight on how leaders can navigate these treacherous situations with empathy and a steadfast commitment to the church's values—offering a guide on communicating with congregants, laying the groundwork for accountability, and safeguarding against future indiscretions.Transitioning from the gravity of moral misconduct to the more uplifting subject of church job satisfaction, this episode provides a platform for you to voice your own experiences and perspectives. Whether you're filled with passion for your ministry role or merely curious about the dynamics of church employment, I invite you to join the conversation. Don't miss the opportunity to have your say by reaching out to us at podcast@chemistrystaffing.com, and stay tuned for our next episode, where we'll infuse a dose of optimism into our dialogue about the joys and challenges of working within the church community.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
Beware: Not Every Potential Staff Member is as Good as They Appear
Mar 22 2024
Beware: Not Every Potential Staff Member is as Good as They Appear
Have you ever been charmed by the top layer of strawberries in a punnet, only to find the ones hidden underneath aren't as sweet as they seemed? That's the cautionary tale we unpack as we explore the critical process of church staffing. Much like fruit selection, the search for the ideal team member goes beyond the tantalizing surface of education and past experience. We delve into why it's essential to probe deeper, understanding the hearts and capabilities of those who may become part of your spiritual family. A harmonious and lasting match depends on it, and we share insights on how to find that sweet spot where qualifications meet true calling.If you're navigating the waters of ministry job seeking or your church is on the lookout for fresh talent, Chemistry Staffing's bespoke services can be your lighthouse. Submit your resume or let's have a heart-to-heart chat about matching your unique skills with a church that's eager for someone just like you. For churches, we offer a compass to navigate the vast sea of potential hires, guiding you to the candidates that not only fit the bill but will also sail smoothly with your congregation's currents. Remember to join us next Monday to continue this enriching journey towards creating and nurturing a vibrant church staff ecosystem.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
Seven Trends to Watch Out For in the Big "C" Church in 2024
Mar 21 2024
Seven Trends to Watch Out For in the Big "C" Church in 2024
Discover the hidden resilience of church finances amidst economic uncertainty and explore the unexpected rise of lay leaders in today's faith communities. As we unravel the complexities of 'mainline malaise' and the shifting appeal towards smaller congregations, we invite you to join us on a journey through the current state of the Big C Church. Our engaging discussion sheds light on the evolving dynamics within church leadership and the implications these changes hold for believers and congregations alike.Dive into the heart of Christian education and discipleship, as we examine the transformation from traditional classrooms to intimate, small-group settings. We discuss the pressing need for local church-driven initiatives and the vital role of personal growth in cultivating a vibrant faith. This episode is not just an analysis of trends; it's a call to action for church leaders and members to embrace change and focus on renewal in key areas such as finances and discipleship. Join us as we navigate these transformative trends, with insights that promise to guide and inspire those committed to the future of church ministry and community.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.
How to Avert the Big "C" Church's Pastoral Crisis
Mar 19 2024
How to Avert the Big "C" Church's Pastoral Crisis
Feel the pulse of today's church with us as we navigate the troubling pastoral drought, examining its roots and searching for the life-giving waters of leadership development. Churches are at a defining moment, particularly in the wake of COVID-19, and we stand at the forefront, exploring the decline of pastors in youth, worship, and children's ministries. No stone is left unturned as we scrutinize the generational disconnect in pastoral training and the decreasing allure of ministry as a profession. The local church emerges as the hero in this narrative, the fertile ground where future leaders must be cultivated through intentional discipleship and mentorship practices. Journey with us through the transformative power of mentorship, where potential leaders are not just found but also forged within the nurturing embrace of their church communities. We don't just talk about the issues; we're actively partaking in the renaissance of church leadership, focusing our collective gaze on the horizon. This episode is a treasure trove of insights for pastors and church leaders hungry to reverse the trend of leadership scarcity. And as we wrap up, we tease the mind with what's to come: the unique challenges pastors face during the political fever of an election year. Your voice matters to us, so after tuning in, share your reflections and stories at podcast@chemistrystaffing.com, where we eagerly await the diverse threads that enrich our tapestry of conversations.Have questions or comments? Send to podcast@chemistrystaffing.comBe sure to subscribe to The Healthy Church Staff Podcast wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.- - - - - Is Your Church Hiring?If your church is searching for a new staff member, reach out to Todd for a conversation on how he might be able to help.Are You Looking for a New Ministry Role?If you are open to a new church role in the next few months, add your free resume and profile at ChemistryStaffing.com.