Our church needs to lay off staff. Is there any advice you have on the best way to approach it?

No matter how you put it, layoffs are hard. Whether you work for a church or in the corporate world, facing termination is met with difficult conversations, heightened emotions, and an incredible opportunity for grace to triumph. So if your church is in the middle of budget cutting and eliminating positions looks inevitable, how do you handle it? This article by the church staffing agency Vanderbloemen offers some excellent advice on how to approach layoffs.