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Staff Recruiting Goals and Process

by Steve Shadrach

Executive Director, Center for Mission Mobilization, Fayetteville, AR

I’m sure you, like most every ministry, would like to grow your staff to maximize your impact for Christ. But who do you add to your team, and how do you do it? You want to make sure you have the right people on the bus! Here’s a simple illustration of the process to go through to evaluate whether a particular person belongs on your staff or not. Seek to objectively confirm that each candidate truly shares your Vision, has good relational Chemistry with you and your team, and there is a viable Role they can thrive in. But don’t go through this “VCR” staff evaluation process hastily. Take the time to make sure it is a good match for you and them. Before you officially “get married” to this person (or even “propose”) you need to first go through the appropriate stages of acquaintance, friendship, and courtship. You’ll be glad you took it slowly!