Christian Employment Articles

  • Don’t Just Do Something…Stand There!

    by Matthew Pryor
    Don’t Just Do Something… Stand There! Some years back, I was meeting with my accountability group at Panera, as was the normal Monday morning ritual. While we were talking, we heard a muffled crash followed by a loud "thump!" We looked over and a man who was likely in his mid-60s had tripped and fallen, knocking his head against the metal frame of the commercial grade windows. As some people rushed to the man's assistance, I blurted ...   Read More
  • What Was Jesus' Leadership Style?

    by Megan Pacheco
    Leadership is a thriving business. It has been for decades, despite its very meager return on investment. Over 300,000 books have been written on leadership, but where are all the great leaders?  A startling 86% of global respondents to the Survey on the Global Agenda agree that we have a worldwide leadership crisis. A poll conducted by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University shows that 70% of Americans blame leadership crisis ...   Read More
  • 3 People Church Leaders Should Speak To Before Leaving Their Job

    by Milan Ford, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Over the past year and a half, I have been knee-deep in Peter G. Northouse’s book, Leadership: Theory and Practice. One of the chapters of this book deals with what Northouse calls a "contingency theory" behind great organizational leadership. He states that "effective leadership is often contingent on matching a leader’s style to the right setting." Regardless of an individual’s personal character traits, acquired skills, competencies, ...   Read More
  • 7 Ways to Survive the Transitions of Life

    by Fiona Veitch Smith
    As a writer who makes her living by sending off proposals and waiting for responses from editors, publishers and agents, I know what it is to wait. As a mother of a young child who feels her own dreams and aspirations are so far on the back burner that the gas has almost gone out, I know what it is to wait. As a church member, yearning to see growth and the fruit of outreach into the community, I know what it is to wait. As a child of God who is ...   Read More
  • 4 Questions to Ask When Faced with a Job Loss

    by Deborah Nayrocker
    "Dear Deborah, I’m a single person in my mid-fifties. I have a lot of credit card debt. Even though I have a good income as a Registered Nurse, I’m finding it hard to pay down on the balances. I live in a high-tax state and the cost-of-living is higher here. I am not a homeowner. An even bigger concern is that my employer has announced the closing of our workplace and all our jobs will be terminated later this year. I have some money ...   Read More
  • 7 Job Hunting Tips For 2016

    by Bob Sutton, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    It's a new year, and that means throwing out last year’s playbook and coming up with a new plan. Whether you are just entering the ministry job market, or you’ve been considering making a transition for a while, there are some basic tactics you can use to maximize your church job search and land that perfect next opportunity. Here are our ministry job hunting tips for 2016: 1. Build your best resume. Never in the history of the world ...   Read More
  • Unemployed and Embarrassed

    by Len M. Allen
    For many Christians, being unemployed is just embarrassing. Suddenly, we find ourselves without a job. We are, perhaps without success, seeking employment.  But we can't help asking ourselves, "What are people thinking about my being out of work?  Do they think I'm lazy, no good, or just a freeloader?"  No doubt, being without a job can be embarrassing even within our own families. We all have heard of, or perhaps even met, people ...   Read More
  • 4 Leadership Milestones to Become a Great Leader

    by Guy Hatcher
    I am amazed at how little time many leaders spend thinking about their legacy. It seldom enters their mind as to what they will pass forward or transition to the next organization and the people they serve and influence. Legacy is determined neither by one’s age nor the years they have served an organization. Legacy represents the foundational core from which everything else flows over the course of time; wisdom, values, industry knowledge, ...   Read More
  • Guaranteed Way to Stand Out During an Interview

    by Stephen Jennings
    Use this secret as you prepare for an interview and I promise you will stand out head and shoulders above the other candidates interviewing. I can say this because I have practiced this myself and have taught others this little know secret with great results. I have even written about it in my two books, Graduate With A Job and Promoting Yourself. THE SECRET: Make contact with a customer of the company you will be interviewing with and find out ...   Read More
  • How to Be Confident in God

    by Crawford W. Loritts Jr.
    Mark Twain once quipped, “All you need in life is ignorance and confidence, and success is sure.” There is a bit of truth in that statement. When you either don’t care about failing or don’t know that you can fail, you typically put your head down and keep plowing ahead. Do you remember Melanie Oudin? In 2009, the teenage sensation from Marietta, Georgia, took England’s Wimbledon tennis tournament by storm. Virtually ...   Read More