The work of the personnel team is among the most important tasks in any church, and accordingly, members of the group must be chosen carefully, according to Chip Smith, associate in the office of LeaderCare and church administration for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM).
“The personnel team is 1 of the 4 major committees that should be included in the church’s bylaws along with property and space, nominating and stewardship,” Smith said during the Sept. 10 “Church Personnel: Managing and Employing” conference in Montgomery.
“Their work is vital, so the members should be objective, cooperative and good communicators. They should also be sympathetic listeners. Sometimes what they hear might seem trivial, but these matters may be important to someone employed by the church.” (continued…)
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