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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 12/13/18 3:51 PM

How God Reveals Himself In Churches Of Any Size, Anywhere with Dustin DeVos [Podcast]

On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Dustin DeVos, Lead Pastor of River of Grace Bible Church in Baggs, WY.

William talks with Dustin about his response to God's call to shepherd a small church in rural Wyoming, and how God – beyond pedigrees, finances, and college diplomas – reveals Himself in communities of any size, anywhere.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 12/11/18 7:12 AM

7 Signs of a Healthy Staff Culture

An organization lives and dies by its culture. Gone are the days of punching a time clock and hunkering down until retirement. High-capacity people want to work for high-capacity organizations – and high-capacity organizations should care about culture.

Author and management consultant, Peter Drucker, says it best, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s a sentiment echoed by our CEO, William Vanderbloemen in the book Culture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace, “When a culture is bad, no matter how talented the team or great the strategy, a team will never reach its potential. Because whether good or bad, culture is the trump card that determines your team’s outcome."

As a leader, are you creating a contagious culture where people want to come to work? And even more, want to invite their friends to join them?

Use these seven characteristics to help shape a healthy, purpose-driven culture for your purpose-driven organization.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 12/5/18 8:49 AM

Why Humility Is The Key To Overcoming Life's Challenges with Carey Nieuwhof

On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Carey Nieuwhof, founding pastor of Connexus Church in Barrie, Ontario and host of the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast.

William talks with Carey about overcoming some of life's most crippling challenges: cynicism, compromise, disconnectedness, irrelevance, pride, burnout, and emptiness. The starting point: approaching life with humility.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 12/4/18 7:16 AM

Why Bible Engagement Is The Catalyst For Spiritual Growth with Randy Frazee [Podcast]

On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Randy Frazee, lead pastor at Westside Family Church in Lenexa, Kansas.

William talks with Randy about the challenges pastors face coming into a new church, and the importance of slowing down and building trust. They also discuss how Bible engagement is the most significant catalyst for spiritual (and often church) growth.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 11/27/18 7:17 AM

Why Authenticity Is The Key To Engaging Millennials with Jonathan Pokluda [Podcast]

On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Jonathan Pokluda, campus pastor at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas.

William talks with Jonathan about a challenge almost every church faces: reaching Millennials. Jonathan talks about how authenticity and high expectations are the keys to engaging Millennials and deploying them in the Kingdom.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 11/20/18 7:08 AM

20 Proven Ways to Improve Your Church Staff Culture

From the sermons to the tweets, your church’s staff and volunteers are the ones sculpting everyone’s experience at your church. A strong team culture can foster growth, attract great talent, and, most importantly, help your church stay on mission.

A toxic culture does the opposite. It harms relationships, tarnishes the church, and prevents Kingdom work from getting done.

Culture is vital. That’s why smart church leaders are always looking for ways to be good stewards of their staff culture.

It’s also why we’ve put together our top 20 tactics for improving the staff culture at your church.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 11/19/18 9:57 AM

Why This Church Is Embracing Risk To Plant Autonomous Local Churches with Josh Patterson [Podcast]

On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Josh Patterson, lead pastor at The Village Church in Dallas, TX.

William talks with Josh about The Village Church's unique process of “parenting” each of their campuses to be flourishing independent churches.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 11/13/18 10:52 AM

Why Relationships Are The Key To Casting Vision with Ricky Jenkins [Podcast]

On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Ricky Jenkins, Lead Pastor of Southwest Church in Indian Hills, California.

William talks with Ricky about managing a rapidly growing church and the importance of investing in authentic relationships in order to communicate organizational vision.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 11/6/18 7:25 AM

5 Tensions To Look For In Your Next Interview

When interviewing potential hires, asking questions and listening to answers is an art that needs to be continually improved. If you treat interviewing as a science rather than an art, you may not be listening well. Even worse, you may not hire well.

There are at least five tensions I pay attention to as I interview potential candidates. Being aware of these tensions may help you be a better listener, interviewer, and hirer.

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Posted by David Whiting on 10/31/18 7:03 AM

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