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5 Steps To Implement New Systems For Your Team
Posted by Nicole Cochran on 7/19/17 7:00 AM

5 Costs Of Having A Vacant Position On Your Church Staff

We say it all the time: “The most costly hire you will ever make is the wrong hire.” However, a very close second is when a church leader waits too long to make a hire or simply doesn't do it at all.

Posted by Ben Homesley on 11/2/16 7:34 AM

4 Practical Tools For Every Church Communications Director

It has never been more exciting to be a part of a church than today, as there are more creative opportunities to share the Gospel than ever before. From smartphones to virtual reality, the world is changing rapidly, and as William Vanderbloemen often says, “Every Kingdom breakthrough has arrived on the heels of a communications breakthrough.”

Posted by Holly Tate on 9/22/16 6:34 AM

17 Must-Have Apps For Church Leaders

If you tune in regularly to the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, you know that one of the final questions we ask all of our guests is, “What app is catching your attention these days?” The answers always surprise me and, when not ministry-related, are related to personal hobbies, interests, or are just plain fun!

Posted by Deanna Kotrla on 7/20/16 7:03 AM

3 Questions To Ask Before Launching A New Church Program Or Ministry

Witnessing a growth in membership numbers is probably one of the most exciting things a church leader can witness over the course of their career. Having a role in the building of the Kingdom – what could be better?

Posted by Katie Bivens on 5/30/16 7:04 AM

What The New Overtime Regulations Mean For Your Church Staff

Big news came out of the Department of Labor last week as it made its final announcement regarding the salary threshold for exempting white-collar salaried workers subject to the duties test from overtime pay. The new rule more than doubles the salary threshold from $23,660.00 to $47,476.00 annually, and it is scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.

Posted by Jamie Byrd on 5/23/16 8:58 AM

5 Ways To Keep An Excellent Executive Assistant

It’s an unfortunate truth in business that the Executive Assistant position tends to be one with a very high turnover rate. Sometimes it’s due to a lack of maturity and work ethic or a boss that is unrealistically demanding, but overall there seems to be a stigma on the Assistant role as being a temporary position. But when you look at many of the top leaders in the world, they have one thing in common: a rockstar Assistant who has been with them for quite a few years, if not most of their career.

Posted by Bethany Brewster on 10/28/15 7:49 AM

13 Questions To Ask Before You Send A Church-wide Email

If your role on a church or ministry staff involves any sort of volunteer coordination or event planning, you’ve probably experienced the frustrating lack of email responses or asked yourself, “Why won’t people read my emails?!”

Posted by Holly Tate on 9/2/15 7:46 AM

5 Practical Steps To Assess Your Church Staff’s Compensation

Determining pay in a church setting is one of the most difficult portions of church staffing and team building. Job descriptions vary widely as do the people filling positions, which can make assessing the proper pay for a new hire or a current church staff member feel nearly impossible.

Posted by Casey Hampton on 8/24/15 5:43 AM

How Church Teams Can Stay Organized Amidst Chaos

No matter what role you serve on your church staff, disorder and hectic days are bound to creep into even the most organized of people’s days. When working in ministry, there is always an endless list of things to do, people to meet, and needs to see to. There are many lists and tips out there on how to take advantage of every minute of your workday and how to be more efficient.

Posted by Nicole Cochran on 8/10/15 12:54 AM

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