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Meredith Mohr

Meredith Mohr is an Operations Assistant at Vanderbloemen Search Group.

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3 Reasons Every Church Needs a Solid Communications Department
Posted by Meredith Mohr on 4/26/18 7:07 AM

2 Essential Qualities Of Executive Pastor Candidates

The role of the Executive Pastor is growing to be an important position in mid-to-large sized churches. In fact, executive pastors often are the second most important role to hire for, aside from the senior or lead pastor.

What is unique about this role, however, is that churches may not need to hire for it until they are growing and expanding in a way that an executive pastor would be able to build upon. Many churches may not know exactly what an executive pastor does, so interviewing for the position can become difficult.

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Posted by Meredith Mohr on 4/5/18 7:00 AM

3 Qualities Of Outstanding Church Volunteers

We’ve all seen them – they’re the person you see at the door every Sunday, greeting you with a grin and a good morning. They’re the person wearing a “how can I help?” lanyard. They’re the person who writes thank you notes, runs to the dollar store for supplies, and organizes the lunchtime devotional schedule during the mission trip. They’re behind the scenes – filling out forms for you, herding children back to their parents, championing and cheerleading every step of the way as God moves in ministries. 

They’re usually not on staff, and usually their work goes unnoticed. They’re constantly behind the scenes but without them, a ministry wouldn’t work as effectively.

They’re your volunteers, and they’re vitally important. So how do you get from needing a solid base of volunteers to having a volunteer team that maximizes the work of ministry or organization is doing?

As you’re building a team of volunteers, look for some of these key traits below. 

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Posted by Meredith Mohr on 12/21/17 7:01 AM

How To Create A Work Environment That Says 'Yes'

How would your work and personal life be radically different if your default way of responding to something was in a spirit of yes?

Opportunity. What does it look like? Often, it looks like when someone asks you, “Can you do this?” In that moment, you have two choices. You can turn it down and say no, or you can say yes, even if you aren’t sure you can do it. Saying yes when you could say no creates a habit of cultivating an attitude of yes. You may not always be able to say yes, but you can always answer with an attitude that is naturally leaning towards positivity, growth and improvement.

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Posted by Meredith Mohr on 10/16/17 7:00 AM

How To Maximize Effectiveness With Different Church Staff Communication Styles

When you work on a creative team, everyone brings something different to the table. So how do you harness all the different yet equally important strengths of your team to work towards your common goals? The simple answer is: understand what makes each other tick.

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Posted by Meredith Mohr on 5/18/17 7:01 AM

How To Engage & Retain Your Easter Visitors

In the Christian world, there’s a category of churchgoers who fall into the “Easter and Christmas” category. These people may identify as a Christian, but only attend church twice a year. What keeps them coming back every year? It may be tradition, family, or obligation, but with the right perspective, they could be the very people on the brink of a whole new way of life.

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Posted by Meredith Mohr on 3/20/17 7:47 AM

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