In most churches, the pastor (or senior pastor, if there is more than one) is the chief decision maker. This includes decisions about whom to hire and fire. I’ve talked about job security in the church, but not in terms of the pastor-musician relationship. As a church musician, this is the one relationship you can’t afford to ignore. A strong relationship with your pastor is arguably your best source of security. It would be far too painful for a pastor to fire someone who makes their life easier.
To that end, here are six of my ideas for how you can make yourself so valuable to your pastor that s/he would never consider letting you go. [Read more…] about Six Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable to Your Pastor