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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Vanderbloemen Search Group is an Executive Church Staffing Firm located in Houston, Texas.

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How To Effectively Multiply Healthy Churches with Dave Ferguson [Podcast]
Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/22/18 7:18 AM

5 Lessons for Church Planters From Successful Startups

Many of us with long commutes fill our drives to and from work with podcasts. One of the more popular is How I Built This with Guy Raz, a podcast on which entrepreneurs tell their stories of starting, failing, and growing their businesses. Many of their stories share similar themes of resilience, innovation, and agility that contribute to the eventual success of their companies or ideas.

There are many parallels between church planting and tech startups. Of course, the ultimate purpose will be different, but church planters can learn a lot from the successes and failures of business leaders, especially as they are getting their plant off the ground. If you’re a church planter who is currently growing your ministry, utilize these five lessons to expand your reach in the Kingdom.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/17/18 7:08 AM

Why You Need to Cultivate a Culture of Honor to Drive Your Church Growth with Chris Lawson [Podcast]

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Holly Tate, vice president of marketing at Vanderbloemen Search Group, talks with Chris Lawson, founder and chief creative officer of EverydayExiles.com and executive pastor at Reynolda Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Holly and Chris discuss why churches need to cultivate a culture of honor in order to stay true to history and tradition while also attracting the next generation.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/15/18 7:03 AM

Prioritizing Tasks That Truly Matter In Your Ministry with Rory Vaden [Podcast]

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen, founder and CEO at Vanderbloemen Search Group, talks with Rory Vaden, co-founder of Southwestern Consulting and author of New York Times bestseller, Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. William and Rory discuss how pastors can be more productive with their time and how they can battle emotions of guilt and obligation that come with being in ministry.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/8/18 7:07 AM

5 Practical Methods to Drive Church Growth with Rich Birch [Podcast]

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Holly Tate, vice president of marketing at Vanderbloemen Search Group, talks with Rich Birch, founder of the church leadership blog, unSeminary, and author of the book Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church. They discuss several strategies to drive your church’s growth and impact more people than ever before.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/1/18 8:20 AM

Paid, Volunteer, Or Both? Best Practices For Managing Your Worship Team

The topic of paid versus volunteer musicians has always been highly debated among the worship community. While most churches deal with this decision at some point, there is no tried-and-true guideline for church leaders to follow. Often, it depends on the context of your church, your ministry philosophy, budget, and sometimes, your access to quality musicians. So where should you start?

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 4/11/18 7:00 AM

10 Things To Consider As Your Church Grows

We have the privilege of working with many thriving and growing churches on a daily basis. Every week, we hear stories from across the country of the Kingdom work being done in thriving churches. If your church is finding itself in a season of growth, you know better than anyone that it’s an exciting (and chaotic) time! There are many things for church leaders to consider and implement to support that growth in the future.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 3/29/18 7:00 AM

What Worship Style Is Right For Your Church?

The people sitting in your church pews each weekend are crying out to be moved, inspired, challenged, touched, convicted, stretched, and surprised. So how do you plan your weekend experience to reach the broadest audience? How do you stay relevant and relatable to multiple generations? This is an age-old question that demands constant re-examination.

As you look ahead to the future of your church, build your weekend experience with the specific objective of engaging the core of your congregation. When it comes to worship style specifically, it’s important to note there is no clear-cut answer. There are different worship styles that match different churches perfectly, so it’s important to find what works best for your church.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 2/28/18 7:00 AM

5 Ways To Develop A Multigenerational Church 

Having a multigenerational church is often considered a highly desirable goal. However, even churches with members spanning the age spectrum can struggle to integrate generations in a meaningful and authentic way. So how do you keep your congregation from self-segregating across generational lines?

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 2/21/18 7:00 AM

10 Things Millennials Are Looking For In Small Groups

Small groups, life groups, growth groups, home groups… there are many names for this method of connection within the church. Found in most churches today, small groups are a great way for people to engage in biblical community by intentionally gathering regularly for the purpose of joining in God’s mission together. Because this is such an important element in most millennials’ faith, it is crucial that the church makes a real effort to create an environment where its small groups can thrive.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 1/29/18 7:00 AM

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