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Posted by Katie Bivens on 5/24/18 7:05 AM

3 Factors to Keep in Mind When Hiring Millennials

Recently, Millennials surpassed Gen X as the largest portion of the American workforce. This means that inevitably, every workplace will work with Millennials in some capacity, whether as co-workers, clients, or even supervisors. It’s important to note that Millennials have different career objectives, communication styles, and core values than many hiring managers are used to. These differences should be acknowledged and, whenever possible, embraced.

Here are three key factors to keep in mind when interviewing and working with Millennials.

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Posted by Ben Homesley on 5/23/18 7:04 AM

How To Effectively Multiply Healthy Churches with Dave Ferguson [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 Vanderbloemen, founder and CEO at Vanderbloemen Search Group, talks with Dave Ferguson, lead pastor at Community Christian Church in Plainfield, Illinois. William and Dave discuss planting and multiplying healthy churches and the importance of aligning your mission and vision in your church network.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/22/18 7:18 AM

5 Ways To Effectively Protect Your Integrity

Over the past year, the news has been filled with stories of people who have lost their reputations and the respect of others due to allegations of harassment, misconduct, or moral failure. We're human, which means we are all going to make mistakes. But what are some practical steps we can take to maintain our integrity as we lead ourselves and our teams?

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Posted by Brian Dunks on 5/21/18 7:43 AM

5 Lessons for Church Planters From Successful Startups

Many of us with long commutes fill our drives to and from work with podcasts. One of the more popular is How I Built This with Guy Raz, a podcast on which entrepreneurs tell their stories of starting, failing, and growing their businesses. Many of their stories share similar themes of resilience, innovation, and agility that contribute to the eventual success of their companies or ideas.

There are many parallels between church planting and tech startups. Of course, the ultimate purpose will be different, but church planters can learn a lot from the successes and failures of business leaders, especially as they are getting their plant off the ground. If you’re a church planter who is currently growing your ministry, utilize these five lessons to expand your reach in the Kingdom.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/17/18 7:08 AM

Why You Need to Cultivate a Culture of Honor to Drive Your Church Growth with Chris Lawson [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, Holly Tate, vice president of marketing at Vanderbloemen Search Group, talks with Chris Lawson, founder and chief creative officer of EverydayExiles.com and executive pastor at Reynolda Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Holly and Chris discuss why churches need to cultivate a culture of honor in order to stay true to history and tradition while also attracting the next generation.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/15/18 7:03 AM

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Conducting Reference Checks

Background and reference checks are a vital part of any interview or hiring process. Yet many organizations get reference checks wrong, placing their entire process at risk. As a part of our search process here at Vanderbloemen, we help our clients conduct thorough reference and background checks on potential hires. Thus, we have seen some common mistakes that organizations make related to the reference checks process. Here are five common mistakes to avoid when conducting reference checks:

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Posted by Gail Mayes on 5/14/18 7:09 AM

How To Empower Your Children's Ministry Volunteers

Volunteers are at the core of children’s ministry. As much as we would like to compensate them for their hard work, it is often not financially possible. However, we are capable of providing them with the necessary resources, training, and support to help them feel empowered to serve.

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Posted by Marisol Rubio on 5/10/18 7:11 AM

How To Be A Peacemaker And Avoid Staff Conflict

 

Conflict is inevitable. In a fallen world, conflict can and will happen. I served as a Lead Pastor for many years; I will be the first to affirm that the phrase, “No perfect people allowed,” includes church staff, too – even Lead Pastors. So there will, from time to time, be some degree of conflict among staff. The Bible asks, “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” (James 4:1). So how can we, as Christians, deal with conflict?

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Posted by Tim Gocha on 5/9/18 8:31 AM

Prioritizing Tasks That Truly Matter In Your Ministry with Rory Vaden [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 Vanderbloemen, founder and CEO at Vanderbloemen Search Group, talks with Rory Vaden, co-founder of Southwestern Consulting and author of New York Times bestseller, Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. William and Rory discuss how pastors can be more productive with their time and how they can battle emotions of guilt and obligation that come with being in ministry.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/8/18 7:07 AM

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