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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 1/20/17 7:56 AM

4 Ways To Improve Your Team’s Culture In 2017

We talk about culture a lot on our team here at Vanderbloemen. It’s now becoming a hot topic for a lot of churches and ministries as well. A strong team culture can foster growth, attract great talent, and, most importantly, move the church forward.

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Posted by Sarah Robins on 1/19/17 7:19 AM

5 Things Every Senior Pastor & Executive Pastor Need From Each Other

Over the past couple of weeks, I have published a couple of articles about the relationship between the Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor on my blog, LeadingSmart.com. Here is a short overview of those articles with some bonus material just for our Vanderbloemen readers.

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Posted by Tim Stevens on 1/18/17 7:43 AM

Knowing When To Relinquish Your Role with Carey Nieuwhof [Podcast]

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with Carey Nieuwhof, Teaching Pastor of Connexus Church in Ontario and well-known ministry thought-leader.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 1/17/17 7:21 AM

How To Lead A Church Staff As An Introvert

Although the world may make it seem like you have to be an extrovert to be a leader, it’s simply not true. While extroverts may have some natural advantages when it comes to leadership, so do introverts. Those advantages may simply be more subtle and may require a little bit of work to really serve you as a leader.

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Posted by Sarah Newsome on 1/16/17 7:25 AM

5 Questions For Effective Self-Assessment In Ministry

One of the best ways to start off a new year is to self-assess your progress over the past year. It can seem like a big or abstract task, but if you break it up into a few practical questions you can answer, it can be a great way to get a pulse on how you progressed over the year and what things you might want to focus on in the year ahead.

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Posted by Jeff Gilmer on 1/12/17 7:40 AM

How To Effectively Lead A Multi-Generational Church Staff

Tania Lennon of The Hay Group, an international corporate leadership development consulting company, recently published one of the best studies on the multi-generational workforce that I’ve seen.

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Posted by Holly Tate on 1/11/17 7:13 AM

Developing Wise Money Habits In A Social Media World with Rachel Cruze [Podcast]

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with Rachel Cruz, author of best-sellers Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Smart Money Smart Kids and daughter of Dave Ramsey.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 1/10/17 7:42 AM

8 Perks To Provide Your Church Staff To Help Them Thrive

There are many standard benefits that churches can offer their staff. Things like medical benefits, dental benefits, and paid time off are well-known and great to offer. These are fairly standard benefits to offer today, so what would it look like to be more generous with benefits and really help staff people to thrive?

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Posted by Bob Sutton on 1/9/17 7:52 AM

4 Ways Church Leaders Can Coach Young Single Staff Members

It can be hard for senior church leaders to know what to do with the young, single, millennial members of their team. They look and work differently, their life priorities are different than previous generations, and they often challenge the status quo. But these millennials can be some of the most influential and inventive people on your team if they have leaders to help guide, coach, encourage, and develop them. Or, without strong examples or mentors, they can have wasted potential, energy without direction, and passion without vision.

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Posted by Sam Murray on 1/6/17 8:02 AM

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