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How To Handle Church Staff Layoffs
Posted by Nicole Cochran on 5/22/17 7:03 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.

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

3 Landmines To Avoid When Going Multisite

Becoming a multisite church is never easy. From finding or building a facility to budgeting for staffing changes, there are many challenges that churches face when moving from a church with one site to one with multiple campuses. No matter how well a church plans and prepares, there are bound to be a few preparations or considerations that are overlooked.

Posted by David Fantin on 5/3/17 7:23 AM

5 Considerations All Pastors Need To Think Through NOW

They say there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. But if you’re in church leadership, we like to say there’s a third: sooner or later, your church will face the reality of succession. Pastors, unless you’re going to live forever or Jesus comes to get us soon, you will at some point step down from this role and need a successor.

Posted by Sarah Robins on 4/27/17 7:16 AM

How Healthy Competition Can Make Your Church Staff Better

During my time in college in Oklahoma, I made a few visits to Life.Church. One Sunday, Craig Groeschel shared a story about competition that has stuck with me through the years.

Posted by Caroline Smith on 4/26/17 7:42 AM

How To Lead Revitalization In Your Church with Lee Kricher [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 Lee Kricher, Senior Pastor of Amplify Church in Pittsburgh.

Posted by Katie Viscontini on 4/25/17 7:36 AM

How To Lead Well Through Transition

Here at Vanderbloemen, we consult with churches and ministries about organizational and leadership transition. Transition is an inescapable part of leadership, but how you manage transition is what is the most important. Over my 23 years of ministry, I experienced three major leadership transitions.

Posted by Tracey Smith on 4/24/17 7:22 AM

4 Simple Ways To Grow Your Student Ministry

Student ministry is one of the most important - and one of the most unique - ministries of any church. Keeping the focus and attention of a slew of 12-18 year olds while also teaching them about the Gospel and building relationships is quite the task. How do you do all of these things while also reaching more and more students for Jesus?

Posted by Katie Bivens on 4/17/17 7:56 AM

5 Time Management Tips For Busy Church Staffs

In my time on a church staff, I often caught myself saying, “When things slow down, I’ll _______,” (fill in the blank with whatever task or responsibility I didn’t have time to accomplish but had dreams of one day doing). After awhile, I eventually came to discover that life is usually busy, and I’d never have time to do any of those things if I didn’t make time for them.

Posted by Casey Hampton on 4/12/17 7:21 AM

15 Awesome Resources For Church Leaders

Every church leader I know is always looking for new resources offering fresh insight church leadership and team building. Leadership takes on various forms and is interpreted differently by everyone; therefore, an endless amount of knowledge on the subject of church and ministry leadership is available.

Posted by Nicole Cochran on 4/3/17 7:26 AM

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