Yet again, it is time for transition in our Children’s Ministry Team. We lost one of the best parts of our team last week. I reluctantly agreed to let our Resource Coordinator move with her husband as he took a job in another state (not that I really had any say in it…), and I had to begin the new job posting process.
Interviewing is always fun for me, because I get to meet new people that wouldn’t normally just walk into my office. It’s also difficult because most of the people I interview will get the phone call telling them that I chose someone else for the job they wanted for themselves. There is nothing fun about those calls, and are usually done while I pace back and forth in my office. Someday I’ll pass the buck on to someone else to make that call, but I still feel that I should be the one to deliver that news. I’ve had the dreaded ‘never hear from again’ response after interviews, so I’ve always decided that I would deliver this news promptly and respectfully to all who interview.
Of course, on the flip-side it’s great to invite someone to join my team. Hearing their excitement gets me excited about the future. It’s humbling that someone wants to join our CM staff, and it always adds a new energy to everything we do. In fact when I’m interviewing, I’m usually just evaluating that person on what they will bring to my team. I figure I can teach and coach just about anything to anybody (within reason), but what I really need is someone that will push our Children’s Ministry team to another level. I’ll be praying that it happens!