Matt Schmucker has a really helpful article in the 9Marks eJournal about when it is appropriate to fire a church staff member. Based on scripture’s stewardship principle (Matthew 25:14-30), Schmucker says that pastors should sack the following kinds of persons:
The lazy and idle
Schmucker advises pastors to fire staff members only with the approval of other leaders in the church. He also says that churches need to be generous to provide time for the fired staff member to transition to another job. Read the rest here.
Philip Jensen has an article in the journal that is the yin to Schmucker’s yang. He makes the case that “You Should Think Twice Before Firing Incompetent Staff.”