Episode 372: What Role Should My Second Hire Fill?

In Episode 372 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss what your second hire should be in a new church plant. Here is today’s question:

“Who do you think is the best first part-timehire for a new church plant? An Assistant? Office-worker? Worship pastor? Children’s pastor? ” 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What your second hire should be
  • Why you should potentially hire character over competence

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “You can’t hire a full-time worship or children’s pastor as your second hire.” – @danielsangi
  • “I don’t want to ask anyone to do something that I am not doing.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Hire someone that you get along with and that has strong character. Go after someone that knows how to recruit and develop leaders.”  – @danielsangi
  • “I would find someone who is hungry to learn and hungry to serve.” – @danielsangi
  • “Hire for outcomes and not hours.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Hire learners. If they don’t show an aptitude for learning, they are going to have a short shelf life.” @toddadkins 

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Published March 26, 2019

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