The operation and decision-making processes related to human resources constitute another significant aspect within any church or organization, and they are profoundly shaped by the community’s perspectives on women and men. Historically, leadership positions have often favored men over women, and married individuals over singles. By adhering to these traditions without question, the entire church misses out the valuable contributions that female and single leaders can bring to its mission.
This unit presents thought-provoking questions concerning human resources, inviting you to contemplate various issues. These include the recruitment process, such as the composition of the applicant pool for your church or organization, expectations for male and female candidates, the presence of gendered job descriptions and interview questions, as well as other aspects like compensation, family leave policies, the role of the male pastor’s wife, and more.
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