We are truly blessed to have some of the greatest team players in the Kingdom assembled at Cornerstone!
One of the questions I get asked most by other pastors and leaders…
“How do you find such great staff?”
Most are surprised to hear the answer…”I don’ pay them.” Well, that answer really needsÂ clarification. Many of our staff came to work for free. We have developed a culture where we greatly value hearing the voice of God in the decisions we make. We don’t want to make choices based just on wisdom, but rather the heart and voice of God.
ThisÂ certainlyÂ holds true when it’s time to adding someone to our team. Most of the time we pray God “Sends us” the person He wants us to have. Most of the time, the “sent one” shows up!
They generally come saying they know God has called them to be a part of our team. If the team and I concur, I ask them the BIG Question…
“If God has truly called you here, will you come and work for free?”
That’s a tough question. ItÂ causesÂ the person to really take stock in their “calling.” I really want them to be convinced this is where God wants them to be, and it’s not just a job! Most have come to work in faith! Now understand, this is not for every job and every positon, but the principle needs to be adhered to, we want people of faith on our team!
Now those that come to work for “free” will only do that for a short, some for a very short time, before we begin their salary. However, the experience weeds out those who just want to work at the big cool church, and those who genuinely have hearts of faith and love!
So…Just a thought. Next time you go to make a staff hire, ask them if they are convinced that’s their place, ask them if they would do it for free!