I'm reviewing the book 27 Tough Questions Pastors Ask by Dick Hardy. For those of you that are in church work or considering work, you should buy this book. It is filled with practical insights from a pastoral perspective. Here are some of my favorite quotes from chapter 13 (I skipped a few chapters).
Bringing in the right people around you at the right time is the art all pastors crave, and it is truly that, an art. (92)
Act like you are paying the new position well before you actually do so. (93).
God is not averse to good timing.
...think in a sales-and-growth mindset, not an establishment and play-it-safe way of thinking.
[do not] fall prey to the paralysis of analysis so common with late hires. (94)