Have you ever hired a person only to have serious regret later? Hiring the wrong person can be a painful experience and it can slow momentum, drain resources, and undermine team unity. In a church, hiring the wrong person can damage relationships and hurt people who are trusting us to lead spiritually. Character, Competence, and Chemistry are all critical in order to make a good hire. (I will address character and competence in future posts.)
In order for a person to become an effective and productive part of your team, there needs to be a good chemistry fit.
Many churches are little more than social clubs. As a result, they are completely ineffective in reaching their communities.
No new church starts with the goal of being irrelevant, but over time, churches often lose track of their very reason for existence.
But this irrelevance and ineffectiveness can be reversed when a church invests the time and energy to answer a few key questions, and then creates a vision plan to act on the answers. (Stay with me, Theologues. This exercise is helpful for us also)
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