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Kendal Drinkwine

Kendal Drinkwine is a Search Specialist at Vanderbloemen Search Group.

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Combating A Toxic Culture: How To Engage And Inspire Your Team
Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 8/29/18 7:02 AM

11 Things A Pastor's Kid May Be Thinking – That You May Not Even Realize

I am the daughter of a pastor. I'm also friends with many other pastor’s kids. Once a pastor’s kid, always a pastor’s kid. If you're a pastor's kid, whether your parents are still in ministry or not, people still look at you with a certain standard or even certain stereotypes. 

In his book, The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity, Barnabas Piper speaks of the stereotypes often associated with pastor’s kids. He explains how they are typically left between a rock and a hard place, between being considered rebels or being overly legalistic which leads to identity issues and scrutiny. People tend to (often unfairly) project these expectations on children of pastors.

So how do these expectations compare to what pastor's kids are actually going through? From my experience, here are 11 things you may not know pastor’s kids are thinking about their relationship with their parents.

Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 8/22/18 7:02 AM

6 Ways To Stand Out And Ace Your Next Interview

Interviews can be nerve racking. Candidates naturally want to make a good impression, showcase their personality, and demonstrate their professional value.

Here at Vanderbloemen, we have conducted thousands of interviews. Inevitably, certain candidates differentiate themselves and prove they are a cut above the rest.

Here are six ways to stand out and ace your next interview.

Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 8/15/18 8:24 AM

What Staff Culture Is (And What It Isn’t)

Culture is a big buzzword right now, but many staff teams are still unaware of what it really means. So what is culture exactly? 

Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 3/22/18 7:00 AM

When Is It Time To Promote A Staff Member?

When you hire the right people, they will not only be great at what they do but also add value to your church and its members. These are the people you don’t want to lose. While it might not be feasible for every situation, in some cases it’s important to acknowledge their value to your team through a promotion. So how do you know when it’s time to promote a high-achieving staff member? 

Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 12/27/17 7:00 AM

How Church Leaders Should Spend Their Day Off

Church leaders and staff are some of the busiest people I know. A typical schedule for church leaders is six days on and one day off, so personal time is very limited. With only one day of personal time a week, it is important that you maximize your time in the healthiest way possible to enjoy it.

Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 10/9/17 7:00 AM

11 Reasons Every Church Leader Needs A Coach

Coaching can take on many different forms. You can have a personal coach, online coaching, group coaching (like our Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor Coaching Networks), and coaching as a form of counseling. Regardless of what it looks like, it is vitally important that leaders have someone to walk alongside in their ministry journey. Below I’ve listed some reasons why you should consider getting a coach.

Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 6/28/17 7:00 AM

5 Ways A Bad Hire Affects Your Church Staff

In our work here at Vanderbloemen, we've had churches approach us for help after they unknowingly made a bad hire. We've seen how a new hire can either have a positive or negative impact on the team, the church, and the path toward which the church is headed.

Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 12/15/16 7:41 AM

5 Things To Include In Your Church Staff Onboarding Process

The best way to have your new hire love their environment and their job quickly is make them feel welcome on your church staff. If your new hire walks into their first day on the job and they don’t feel like you are prepared for them, there will be a lot of confusion and uncertainty.

Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 10/27/16 7:49 AM

6 Ways You Can Show Your Pastor Appreciation This Month

Every October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and it's one of our favorite months here at Vanderbloemen. Your church can have fun showing your pastor(s) how grateful you are for their leadership.

Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 10/7/16 7:04 AM

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