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David Fantin

David Fantin is a Client Relations Associate at Vanderbloemen Search Group.

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3 Church Staff Positions That Will Become More Common This Year
Posted by David Fantin on 1/22/18 7:00 AM

How To Manage Generational Differences During A Senior Pastor Search

When we visit with churches that are going through a senior pastor search, we often see a strong generational divide. Either the younger congregants feel as if the pastor search committee isn’t considering candidates who will bring the church “up-to-date”, or the older congregants feel that the committee is trying to force change while neglecting the church’s legacy.

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Posted by David Fantin on 12/7/17 7:01 AM

3 Reasons Why Your Church Staff Team Needs An Office

For many churches, especially young church plants, having a place to call a workspace can be tough to come by.  Young churches and portable churches tend to rely on technology to keep their teams connected, but I think there is a relevant case for having your team all in one place. Here are 3 of the best reasons.

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Posted by David Fantin on 9/21/17 7:00 AM

7 Questions To Ask Your Church Staff On A Bi-Annual Basis

Leadership is more than casting vision. Effective leadership requires being hands-on and intentional about maintaining relationships with your staff.

To better engage your church staff, create a system of asking bi-annual questions. These questions can be general but should ultimately help you better understand the people who work under your leadership every day. I encourage you to cover these questions in your regular staff reviews as a way to ensure you're asking them on a consistent basis.

We’ve provided seven questions below that can help you accomplish this.

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Posted by David Fantin on 8/14/17 7:00 AM

Young (Future) Leaders: How To Wait Well

As you read this article, know that I am not writing this as a leadership expert. This article is more of the pot calling the kettle black. This article comes out of my own pursuit on how to wait well, or even determine whether or not I am called to lead in a high capacity. 

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Posted by David Fantin on 6/12/17 7:01 AM

3 Landmines To Avoid When Going Multisite

Becoming a multisite church is never easy. From finding or building a facility to budgeting for staffing changes, there are many challenges that churches face when moving from a church with one site to one with multiple campuses. No matter how well a church plans and prepares, there are bound to be a few preparations or considerations that are overlooked.

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Posted by David Fantin on 5/3/17 7:23 AM

Church Leaders: Why Growth Requires Struggle

This post is directed toward those who may be sensing God calling them to something different, but they want to stay where they are comfortable; those who can’t make the decision to move or who tend to stay within their comfort zones. I totally get it - for whatever reason, the thought of leaving what you know is feels too dangerous or uncomfortable. So you don't risk it, and the decision is left unmade.

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Posted by David Fantin on 2/3/17 7:53 AM

3 Ways You're Making Church Awkward For Visitors

I grew up in the church, so I was never a visitor. Because of this, I never paid attention to what the church did to make visitors feel welcome or not. However, I recently moved across the country and experienced looking for a new church, so the tables have turned.

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Posted by David Fantin on 12/21/16 7:47 AM

6 Keys To A Thriving Internship Program For Your Church

Leadership Network recently published a report on church internship and residency programs. The results provided some great insights into how your church can develop an effective internship or residency program.

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Posted by David Fantin on 5/26/16 6:39 AM

3 Reasons You Need A Full-Time Children’s Pastor

Reflecting on my childhood experience at church, the first thing to enter my mind is the old felt board and characters used by my Sunday School teacher to tell visual stories from the Bible.

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Posted by David Fantin on 5/5/16 7:45 AM

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