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4 Keys To Healthy Team Collaboration

One of the questions I ask in every interview I do is: “Can you tell me about your leadership style?” By far, the most common word I get in response is collaborative. Collaboration is a trendy new phrase in team leadership today. It sounds like an easy enough task with clear benefits, but implementation can vary in difficulty based on the team. 

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Posted by Jennifer Winge on 9/18/17 7:00 AM

3 Questions To Ask Before Letting Someone Go

There’s nothing quite like finding a new hire that’s a perfect fit for your team. Everyone loves making a good hire! But what happens when you realize your employment relationship with someone on your staff needs to come to an end?

Letting someone go is not easy, but sometimes necessary. There are some questions you can ask before, during, and after to make sure you are terminating in the most effective way you can.

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Posted by Bailley Hawkins on 9/14/17 7:00 AM

How Your Church Can Help With Disaster Relief In Another City

As a resident of Houston, which was truly ravaged by Hurricane Harvey a little over a week ago, I’ve been inundated with concern from friends from out of town, and questions on how best to help. After spending the last week helping with recovery, hearing about friends’ and family’s experiences with disaster relief organizations, making my own observations, and doing a little research, I’ve gained some new perspective on the most effective ways that you can help if you don’t live in the affected area.

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Posted by Sarah Hogan on 9/13/17 7:00 AM

The Secret To Multiplying Your Ministry with Dr. Warren Bird [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 talks with Dr. Warren Bird, Director of Research and Intellectual Capital Support for Leadership Network.

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Posted by Maggie Richter on 9/12/17 7:00 AM

4 Action Steps For Your First Day On The Job

In our work with churches and organizations, we hear too many unfortunate stories of new hires that fail to last longer than a few weeks on staff. This is often because the new hire has neglected to lean into the church's culture or be proactive in the first couple of weeks. 

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Posted by Tracey Smith on 9/11/17 7:00 AM

How To Develop A Compelling Vision For Your Organization

In our work as Search Consultants, we spend a lot of time with churches and faith-based organizations learning about their mission, vision, values and organizational culture. 

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Posted by Jay Mitchell on 9/7/17 7:00 AM

5 Reasons Pastors Should Pursue Physical Fitness

One of the core values at Vanderbloemen Search Group is Stewardship of Life. This is the idea that our staff maintains personal and company financial, spiritual, physical, and vocational boundaries.

Stewardship of Life plays a large role in our culture. We value boundaries that keep us from getting burned out, we celebrate time out of the office, and we encourage physical health as much as we can. For example, each month we reward the person who worked out the most with a small gift and a giant trophy. Every year we have a fitness competition involving the whole company with workout and food challenges.

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Posted by Rusty Gates on 9/6/17 7:00 AM

Why You Need To Follow Before You Can Lead with Josh Pezold [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 talks with Josh Pezold, Connections and Outreach Pastor at BridgePointe Christian Church and founder of Young Church Leaders.

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Posted by Maggie Richter on 9/5/17 7:00 AM

10 Things Parents Want To See In Your Children's Ministry

As someone who has worked with many children’s ministries over the years, I felt like I had a good handle on what great children's ministries looked like. However, I will admit that prior to personally fathering children, this self-assessment was a bit overstated.

I can now say with 100% certainty that my expectations changed the day that I put my first child into the children's ministry at our church. After many years of actual experience working with children’s ministries and involving my own kids, I’ve noticed that some church practices have stood out among the rest. Here are some of the biggest takeaways I’ve seen implemented in great children’s ministries.

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Posted by Ben Homesley on 8/31/17 7:00 AM

How To Transition From Church Staff Member To Lead Pastor

You’ve been serving on staff for years and you thought all along the vacant Senior Pastor position would go to an outside candidate, but the Board of Elders recognized in you the ability to pastor, preach and lead. You sensed the call and the church family agreed.  What do you do now?  You find yourself in the lead role over the church where you have served on staff for years.

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Posted by Brian Dunks on 8/30/17 7:00 AM

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