Sometimes a staff member isn’t a good fit for a position and sometimes the position needs to be eliminated. How do you let a person go and preserve their dignity? When do you give them two months notice, two weeks notice or immediately walk them to the door?

Questions for Reference Checks

May 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Questions for Reference Checks

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Hey Fletch … Are there any limits to the questions we can ask in a reference call? I ask because I used to work for a para-church organization and was involved [...]

Hiring Questions

May 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Hiring Questions

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Hey Fletch … I have a question about hiring a new staff member. I am the lead pastor at my church and have never been on this side of the hiring [...]


April 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Sabbaticals

Friday, April 5, 2019 Hey Fletch … After 60 years of our church’s history, 28 years on the pastoral staff, our leadership has granted a 12-week sabbatical for our Senior Pastor. We have the material [...]

Bullying and Harassment

March 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Bullying and Harassment

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Hey Fletch … An article on XPastor mentions a doctoral dissertation by Dr. Art Hunt, I Never Expected This Would Happen To Me. I would be very grateful if you [...]

Issues with Assistant for a Blind Pastor

January 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Issues with Assistant for a Blind Pastor

Thursday, January 24, 2019 Hey Fletch … Our church is processing what I learned at the workshop on Smart Money for Church Salaries. We are trying to come to grips with part-time employees not being [...]

Compensation Ideas

January 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Compensation Ideas

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Hey Fletch … I need some help on compensation ideas for staff. Ideas? DRF—That is a huge topic! Here are two ideas for you. Check out the video of the [...]

Volunteer Hours for Emergency Relief

December 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Volunteer Hours for Emergency Relief

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Hey Fletch … I’m wondering if our non-exempt staff can put in extra hours during an emergency. Do they have to be paid for this? I found this online as it [...]