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Should Your Church Get Rid Of Your "Meet & Greet" Time? with David Fantin [Podcast]
Posted by Katie Viscontini on 2/21/17 7:22 AM

10 Questions to Ask Before You Change the Name of Your Church

 

Years ago when I was a Lead Pastor, we changed the name of our church. We had been North Baptist Church and we changed the name to Northridge Church. Going through that process was not easy in a 125-year-old church. But I was convinced that our name was serving more as a wall than a bridge. So, striving to do everything we could to win as many for Christ as possible, we went through the difficult, time-consuming, and expensive process of changing the name of our church.

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Posted by David Whiting on 2/20/17 7:42 AM

Why Churches Should Rethink Their Singles Ministry [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 a panel of experts from the Vanderbloemen team.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 2/14/17 9:16 AM

How Lead Pastors Can Improve Their Teaching Team

Lead Pastors, you want the quality of your teaching team to be as excellent as possible. Likely, you are the Senior Pastor because you have the strongest teaching gift on your team. However, to continue to be the best communicator you can be and to keep good stewardship of life with a proper work/life balance (one of our nine core values here at Vanderbloemen), you need regular breaks.

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Posted by David Whiting on 2/8/17 7:13 AM

How Leaders Of Multisite Churches Can Build Relationships With Volunteers

If you're the leader of a multisite church, it can be much more difficult to get to know your volunteers. Your responsibilities may be greater, and you’re stretched even thinner - possibly even having to drive between campuses. Yet, even though it may be more difficult, it remains just as important to get to know the people serving in your ministry.

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Posted by Nicole Cochran on 1/30/17 7:36 AM

How to Value The Singles In Your Church & Get Them Plugged In

As humans, we like to categorize things. And not just things; we like to categorize people, too. Church ministries tend to be dictated by the categories that we come up with, and most of the time, it makes perfect sense: Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry, and Men’s / Women’s Ministries exist because each of these groups has some needs specific to its own members.

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Posted by Sarah Newsome on 1/26/17 7:49 AM

4 Ways To Improve Your Team’s Culture In 2017

We talk about culture a lot on our team here at Vanderbloemen. It’s now becoming a hot topic for a lot of churches and ministries as well. A strong team culture can foster growth, attract great talent, and, most importantly, move the church forward.

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Posted by Sarah Robins on 1/19/17 7:19 AM

5 Things Every Senior Pastor & Executive Pastor Need From Each Other

Over the past couple of weeks, I have published a couple of articles about the relationship between the Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor on my blog, LeadingSmart.com. Here is a short overview of those articles with some bonus material just for our Vanderbloemen readers.

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Posted by Tim Stevens on 1/18/17 7:43 AM

Knowing When To Relinquish Your Role with Carey Nieuwhof [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 Carey Nieuwhof, Teaching Pastor of Connexus Church in Ontario and well-known ministry thought-leader.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 1/17/17 7:21 AM

How To Effectively Lead A Multi-Generational Church Staff

Tania Lennon of The Hay Group, an international corporate leadership development consulting company, recently published one of the best studies on the multi-generational workforce that I’ve seen.

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Posted by Holly Tate on 1/11/17 7:13 AM

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