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Chelsea Tyson

Chelsea Tyson is the Operations Assistant at Vanderbloemen Search Group.

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3 Reasons Explaining The 'Why' Can Boost Your Employee Engagement
Posted by Chelsea Tyson on 10/15/18 7:06 AM

What To Do If Your Church Doesn’t Offer A 401(k)

Before I joined Vanderbloemen, I wrote for a trade publication covering the 401(k) industry. During my time there, one phrase was brought up a lot – “retirement saving crisis.” Many people don’t like to think about growing old and retiring. As a result, they don’t save for retirement. In fact, a 2015 survey of more than 4,000 pastors found 33 percent had less than $10,000 saved for retirement and 92 percent listed insufficient retirement savings as one of their main financial concerns.

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Posted by Chelsea Tyson on 3/14/18 7:00 AM

3 Things to Keep In Mind When Church Planting In The City

From high costs of living to ever-changing and diverse demographics, planting a church in a big city can be challenging. Having lived in Honolulu, Washington, D.C., New York City, and now Houston, I have always been in awe of how pastors serve their cities and foster close-knit communities in the midst of the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Posted by Chelsea Tyson on 2/1/18 7:00 AM

How To Avoid "Transplant Shock" In Ministry

I don’t know much about plants (side note: I may have killed a succulent, which apparently, is the easiest thing to keep alive), but I was reading up about “transplant shock” and found it surprisingly relatable to how we sometimes react to a change in environment or circumstance. One piece I read noted that, “transplant shock” isn’t necessarily the result of damaging the plant when moving it from one place to the other. Rather, it’s a direct result of a plant not being able to adapt fast enough to a sudden change of environment. 

Relocating, like change, is an inevitable part of life, especially for those in ministry. The whole process of moving, from discerning when to leave to supporting your family throughout the transition, is a lot to handle, but that’s only half of the battle.

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Posted by Chelsea Tyson on 10/23/17 7:00 AM

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