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Posted by Bethany Brewster on 3/2/17 7:41 AM

9 Characteristics Of An Effective Interim Pastor

In our work with churches, we've seen that pastoral transitions can happen rather suddenly and unexpectedly. In many of these cases, unfortunately, the church does not have a succession plan in place or a successor prepared to take over leadership. Wisely though, some of these churches will look to an interim pastor to step in and help lead their church through a season of transition.

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Posted by Bethany Brewster on 6/2/16 7:02 AM

6 Checkpoints To Find The Right Consultant For Your Church

There are not many things that can be more detrimental to a church or organization than wasting time, budget, and resources on an ineffective church consultant. Whether you need help with your church's staffing structure or the search for your next pastor, the right consultant can make all the difference.

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Posted by Bethany Brewster on 3/2/16 7:58 AM

3 Keys To Help Your Children’s Ministry Thrive

Our Executive Search Consultant Milan Ford recently interviewed Kendra Fleming, Director of Children's Ministry at North Point Ministries in Alpharetta, Georgia, for our Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast. As a respected thought leader, Kendra offered invaluable insight and wisdom on how to build, run, and keep a great Children’s Ministry team.

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Posted by Bethany Brewster on 2/29/16 7:24 AM

10 Things Your Pastor Won't Tell You

Most people have a pretty good idea of what Senior Pastors do... on Sundays. But the reality is, not many truly know all the work that goes into this sacred and difficult calling. We don't get to see all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into sermon prep or the launch of a new ministry. We don't know the ins and outs (and hours) of the pastoral care that takes place. Most of us simply don't know what it takes to lead a church staff.

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Posted by Bethany Brewster on 2/26/16 7:13 AM

11 New Year’s Resolutions For Church Leaders

We know it can be difficult for church leaders to even think about making a list of New Year’s resolutions when faced with an already lengthy list of tasks and projects that need to be done at the beginning of the year. As daunting as it may be, don’t disregard the process of actually writing down goals for the year ahead.

Having a physical goals list to reference easily can be helpful in many ways. It serves as a visual reminder and constant motivation if you post it on your bathroom mirror or refrigerator door. Even better than just a daily reminder is the ability to hold this list in your hands and pray through your goals for the year any time you are feeling discouraged.

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Posted by Bethany Brewster on 12/31/15 7:43 AM

5 Ways To Keep An Excellent Executive Assistant

It’s an unfortunate truth in business that the Executive Assistant position tends to be one with a very high turnover rate. Sometimes it’s due to a lack of maturity and work ethic or a boss that is unrealistically demanding, but overall there seems to be a stigma on the Assistant role as being a temporary position. But when you look at many of the top leaders in the world, they have one thing in common: a rockstar Assistant who has been with them for quite a few years, if not most of their career.

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Posted by Bethany Brewster on 10/28/15 7:49 AM

Time Management 101 For Busy Church Leaders

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Posted by Bethany Brewster on 7/14/15 11:02 AM

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