This post is going to be a little big of a brag… good news is I am not going to brag about me. I have been at my church on staff 3 years and 11 months. So what? Not quite 4 years at a job is not really a big deal, especially for an organization that had been around almost 15 years. True.
However, let me put this in perspective a little. I could not tell you exactly what number staff I was but I can tell you I am in the first 25. Again no big deal, not really, except that in that 3 years 11 months we now have just shy of 100 people on staff.
Also like all companies that have been around a while, some of those people who were hired ahead of me are no longer with us. Off the top of my head I think there are only about 15 people currently on staff that have been here longer then me.
So what does that mean? It means the vast majority of that staff has been here less then 3 years. This should give you a little insight to the growth we have experienced in the past 4 years. Churches in general (and we are no exception) hire people sparingly, there are a lot of good (and some bad) explanations for this and there are some interesting results as well.
I think I will unpack these of the coming weeks to keep my posts down to reasonable size.