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Leaving The Corporate World? How To Find The Best Ministry Role For You
Posted by Jeff Gilmer on 3/29/17 7:44 AM

5 Ways To Foster Contentment In The Workplace

Part of my role as an Executive Search Consultant is, at times, interviewing someone who isn't happy in their current position. For one reason or another, they feel that they need to move to the next level, are not being paid enough, are feeling a "holy dissatisfaction," or are simply unhappy with their responsibilities or manager.

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Posted by Tracey Smith on 3/27/17 7:15 AM

3 Essential Interview Traits To Look For In Church Staff Candidates

Knowing that a bad hire can be costly both financially and to the momentum and morale of your church staff, it’s important to know what to look for as you interview candidates for your team.

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Posted by Deanna Kotrla on 2/15/17 7:13 AM

9 Email Best Practices For Your Church Staff

 

Email is such a constant part of our daily lives that you probably don’t even think twice before hitting “send” after typing up a message. While this is fine for casual conversations among friends, email communication in your workplace requires a bit more thought and care.

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Posted by Sarah Newsome on 2/6/17 7:10 AM

Church Leaders: Why Growth Requires Struggle

This post is directed toward those who may be sensing God calling them to something different, but they want to stay where they are comfortable; those who can’t make the decision to move or who tend to stay within their comfort zones. I totally get it - for whatever reason, the thought of leaving what you know is feels too dangerous or uncomfortable. So you don't risk it, and the decision is left unmade.

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Posted by David Fantin on 2/3/17 7:53 AM

5 Keys To A Seamless Ministry Job Transition

You've been hired by a church; now what? Integration onto a new team and into a new city can be daunting. If a ministry transition goes poorly, you’re in for a rough ride that could lead to a negative outcome for you and the church. However, if you take the right steps and navigate your steps with wisdom, it could very well be the start of a beautiful working relationship.

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Posted by Danny Watterson on 1/23/17 7:36 AM

How To Discern Where Your Next Ministry Move Is

At Vanderbloemen Search Group, we have the privilege of working with many church leaders and church staff members who sense that God is moving them on from their current ministry context. That part is clear to them. But what is sometimes unclear is the place God has in mind for their next season of ministry.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 1/20/17 7:56 AM

5 Ways To Get Your Ministry Resume Noticed

Waiting on and searching for the right ministry position can be a very difficult process. It's normal to send your resume for a church job and think, "Did anyone even see my resume?"  (Sidenote: did you know that our team looks through every single resume submitted to us? It's true!) There are, however, a few relatively simple things you can do to help your resume stick out from the masses.

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Posted by Jeff Gilmer on 12/5/16 7:05 AM

3 Best Practices For Your Church Job Search

The church job search process is a sacred space. It is a time of reflection, patience, and trust as we wait to discover and discern where God is calling us next. Throwing yourself into the job market as a ministry candidate can certainly bring up feelings of vulnerability and uncertainty.

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Posted by Katie Bivens on 12/2/16 7:21 AM

3 Interview Questions Pastors Must Be Prepared To Answer

In my role at Vanderbloemen Search Group, I get the amazing opportunity to talk daily with pastors seeking their next ministry opportunity. Often, what separates good candidates from the great ones is a candidate’s ability to give thoughtful responses to the questions asked of them. A person who is able to answer questions succinctly and articulately comes across as being prepared and having a high interest in the position.

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Posted by Jamie Byrd on 12/1/16 7:14 AM

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