Ron Edmondson wrote in 2011 about 3 Places to Find New Church Leaders. He makes the case that churches should be looking inside and outside for leaders. Inside, look for people that are “doing” who could be leading. And find people serving in one area that should serve in another. Outside, find leaders in the community.
Most young churches today trend toward hiring from within. They would rather find someone already serving and promote them. Rich Birch makes a great case for hiring from the outside. He wrote about it recently in 6 Reasons the Next Hire at Your Church Should Be External. Still, every church must figure out how to raise up leaders from among their many doers. If they don’t, hiring will outpace budget limitations.