A new edition of Pastorpedia addresses the topic of when to hire an assistant. Knute Larson writes:
Maybe you need an assistant.
Okay, that’s topical preaching at its worst, but our subject this month is about the work of the daily, and how a strong assistant—paid or volunteer—can help. Help a bunch!
One view: in my getting with a lot of pastors in this phase of my life, I see a lot of guys doing their pastoral work, including many weekly details, all by themselves. Some have been burned or disappointed by trying to share administration. Others are not sure how.
The two who write this monthly blog with me have done well in this area, even before their churches grew so heartily. And I remember asking one stipulation of a church of 200 when they called me in 1968: an assistant. There has not been a day since when I did not depend on one.
See the video below to watch or click here to watch, learn more, or download a resource on how to use an assistant.