<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1404274746565161&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Give us a call: (713) 300-9665


Our blog about pastor search, church staffing, and church leadership from our years of experience

Danny Watterson

Danny Watterson is an Executive Search Consultant at Vanderbloemen Search Group.

Recent Posts

Featured Post

3 Reminders To Get You Through A Difficult Season Of Ministry
Posted by Danny Watterson on 11/6/17 7:00 AM

How To Get More Traction From Sunday’s Message

Ever wonder how many “gigabytes” your brain could store if it were a computer? Scientists estimate that the answer would be equivalent to up to 2.5 million gigabytes of storage! For reference, the biggest hard drive to date is only 10,000 gigabytes. 

However, if you ask someone from your congregation what you spoke on this weekend, chances are, they won’t have the slightest clue.  Now, before you get discouraged and quit the ministry to apply for Chick-fil-A, know that it likely has little to do with you. There could be many reasons why the message you spent days preparing doesn’t make it to Wednesday. Whatever the reason, here are a few creative ways to get more mileage out of your content.

Posted by Danny Watterson on 6/7/17 7:01 AM

How Church Leaders Can Improve Their Stewardship of Life

In ministry, maintaining a healthy balance between work and life can be difficult. Yes, ministry is a 24/7 calling, but we're also called to be good stewards of our family, friends, and mental/physical/emotional/spiritual health. How can church leaders discover and keep healthy work-life rhythms?

Posted by Danny Watterson on 5/1/17 7:44 AM

7 Commandments For Every Young Student Pastor


Posted by Danny Watterson on 4/20/17 7:47 AM

5 Tips To Help Your New Employee Join Your Church Staff

Congratulations, you’ve hired a candidate! Bringing a fresh face and perspective onto the team is always an exciting phase. Don’t be fooled, however, the next few months will be critical in determining the long-term success of the candidate. Here are a few things you can do as the leader of your new employee to help onboard them smoothly and ensure a happy and productive future. 

Posted by Danny Watterson on 4/5/17 7:45 AM

How To Recruit, Train, & Keep Great #KidMin Volunteers [Q&A]


Success in the world of Children’s Ministry rises and falls on your ability to recruit, train, and keep great volunteers engaged in your program. Every ministry needs volunteers, but there may not be a more crucial need than when dealing with children birth thru 5th grade.

Posted by Danny Watterson on 2/2/17 7:34 AM

5 Keys To A Seamless Ministry Job Transition

You've been hired by a church; now what? Integration onto a new team and into a new city can be daunting. If a ministry transition goes poorly, you’re in for a rough ride that could lead to a negative outcome for you and the church. However, if you take the right steps and navigate your steps with wisdom, it could very well be the start of a beautiful working relationship.

Posted by Danny Watterson on 1/23/17 7:36 AM

How To Overcome Challenges In Your Children’s Ministry [Q&A]

We recently had a wonderful webinar, How To Build & Grow A Stellar Children's Ministry. When we opened up the webinar for Q&A, we had a flood of great #kidmin questions - too many to answer during the webinar.

Posted by Danny Watterson on 11/10/16 7:49 AM

The ABCs To Leading An Effective #KidMin Small Group

Imagine a room with a dozen elementary kids hopped up on snacks and juice: four boys are playing tag, a couple kids are playing leap frog, three girls are singing “Let It Go,” and several are arguing about who sits closest to the door. Sounds eerily similar to what many Children's Ministry small groups look like across America, right?

Posted by Danny Watterson on 9/15/16 7:44 AM

5 Ways To Ensure Your Children's Ministry Is Safe & Secure

The most important role a children's pastor has in the ministry is keeping kids safe and secure.

Your Kids Ministry can and should be fun and engaging, and you can have a plethora of volunteers and exciting events, but the number one concern for parents is the safety of their most prized possessions while they're in your care. Earning parents' trust by having high security standards is paramount to keeping families engaged.

Here is a checklist of the top five ways to ensure your Children's Ministry stays effective for years to come by remaining safe and secure.

Posted by Danny Watterson on 7/13/16 7:02 AM

Subscribe to Blog