Prediction 3: Global Talent Shortage
Educated workers will be needed across the board, not just for corporations and governments, but for churches and nonprofits also. Churches need pastors, administrators, accountants, assistants, counselors, etc. Nonprofits require much more technical expertise than churches do, and frequently look for individuals with graduate degrees. These jobs require an internship at least, and at best a combination of experience and education. Nonprofits will be hit the hardest. Many pastors and church workers feel a call to ministry. I’ve seen many church workers take heavy cuts in pay in order to do ministry full time, nonprofits are different. Not that nonprofit workers don’t feel called, but their jobs are more administrative in nature and have closer comparability with the corporate world. These nonprofits will have to go to war with corporations in order to hire executives, project managers, communication directors, operations directors, accountants, plus many other positions that will be in high demand.
How are you preparing for the coming talent shortage?
Read my update post here at Predictions for a 2020 Church.