Christian Employment Articles

  • How Christians Should Deal With Difficulties in the Workplace

    by Sarah Landrum
    No matter what kind of job you have, workplace struggles are inevitable. Maybe it feels like you and your colleague will never see eye to eye, or you’ve become frustrated by a boss who seems to think you should work for him 24/7, even if that means regularly taking work home and letting it bleed over into your family or church life. As Christians, we have a responsibility to respond to these challenges in ways that make us live out values ...   Read More
  • 10 Ways to Deal with Difficult Co-Workers

    by RJ Thesman
    Working in a dream environment is a goal for most of us. But when the dream turns into a toxic nightmare, how do we climb out of bed every morning and make ourselves go to work? What are some practical tools we can use in the workforce? And what is the Christian’s responsibility when dealing with difficult co-workers? Here are 10 ways to deal with difficult co-workers.  1. Try to understand what's happening. The Native ...   Read More
  • Are You Ruled by Your Inbox? Here are 5 Ways to Get Free

    by Barry York
    Taking dominion over email can be one of the most frustrating tasks there is. Because email can flood our inbox and consume our time, people tend to respond in one of three ways. Get overwhelmed by it by allowing unanswered emails hang over them. Be consumed by trying to respond to everything immediately. Or simply ignore it, hoping it will go away. I've tried all three approaches! Yet because of the believer's duty to exercise stewardship over ...   Read More
  • 6 Signs You Should Run From a Job Offer

    by Shayna Heron
    If you are stuck in the job search process, getting an interview can be a huge step. You only get one interview for what seemed like every thousand applications you submit. By the time you secure a date for the meeting, a mix of excitement and desperation typically sets in. You just want to be done with applications, questionnaires, and rewriting your resume for the millionth time. As we all do, you thoroughly prepare for meeting your prospective ...   Read More
  • 4 Signs You May Be Addicted to Busyness

    by Kelly Givens
    The year I lived just outside of Washington D.C. was one of the most stressful periods of my life. In large part it was due to the culture of the area—everyone was busy, all of the time. Seeing anyone outside of work required several weeks’ notice; no one had time for anything that wasn’t already on their calendar. I felt a lot of pressure to do as everyone else did and pack my week with activities. Doing so left little time for ...   Read More
  • 8 Tips For A Successful Phone Interview

    by Josh Lai, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    As the world becomes increasingly connected, so do methods of communication. While many organizations still conduct face-to-face interviews, many of them use phone interviews to screen out potential candidates before moving them forward to the final round of in-person interviews. There are also some companies that have completely foregone in-person interviews and have hired people after a phone call.   Here at Vanderbloemen, we conduct pre-interview ...   Read More
  • Trusting God After Graduation

    by Abbie Taylor
    You’ve turned your tassel, walked across the stage, received your diploma, and you are now a college graduate! The last 4-5 years have brought you treasured friends, irreplaceable memories, and an education that will be with you for the rest of your life. As the post-college excitement propels you toward the next stage of life, you will soon come to realize that getting a job is not as easy as you may have expected. You might not get the job ...   Read More
  • 5 Roadblocks of Good Leadership

    by Ron Edmondson
    I was in a hurry to get to a meeting across town and traffic was horrible. I decided to take a shortcut. I had been the new way only one other time, but remembered it well enough to believe it would be faster. I turned several streets to navigate through a subdivision, back on to a main road, and then through another subdivision. Just as I was about to get to the road I needed to be on the road was permanently closed to through traffic. It had apparently ...   Read More
  • The Most Respectable Sin in the Christian Community

    by David Murray
    Workaholism is probably the most respectable sin in the Christian community, and maybe especially among pastors. In this Harvard Business Review podcast (and transcript) Nancy Rothbard, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, “draws a distinction between workaholism and working long hours. She explains the health consequences of being addicted to your work. She also gives practical ...   Read More
  • 7 Tidbits of Advice For Young Pastors

    by Ron Edmondson
    I started in ministry much later in life. I was 38 when I began vocational ministry. The experience I gained in the business world has helped me greatly in ministry. One thing I love doing in ministry is investing in young pastors; especially those who may not have previous leadership experience- and are teachable. And, I’m encouraged by what I see in this generation of pastors entering church work. They want to learn and grow from ...   Read More