Closing Thoughts: Avoiding the "Bad Hire"
I’ve spoken with at least eight pastors in five different states over the last month. All of them are searching for a new youth minister.
All of them want the same thing.
You might think they want a relational youth minister with experience and all the bells and whistles.
Of course. But that’s not only thing.
What they also want is to avoid the opposite – they want to avoid making a bad hire.
Because church ministry is so relational, hiring a new youth minister can become emotional for search committees. The committee might love the “crazy fun youth leader” who has a game for every occasion and overlook the quiet candidate who excels at building relationships and challenging students to deepen their relationships with Christ. Which leader is the right fit for your church?
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