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10 Action Steps For Your Next Staff Member Transition 

Neil Miller is the Church Solutions Manager for KiSSFLOW and a Ministry Partner of Vanderbloemen Search Group. 

It’s always hard to lose someone from your team, even if the decision is mutual. Emotions can flow deeply – from sadness, to anger, to hope for what might be coming next.

But in the midst of all those emotions, you might forget some important steps as you offboard the employee. If you don’t have effective systems in place, you could leave your team open to risk, especially if the transition is a turbulent one. Smart churches have systems in place for when someone transitions off the team to help protect both the church and the individual.

Posted by Neil Miller on 8/25/17 7:00 AM

5 Steps To Implement New Systems For Your Team

One of our core values here at Vanderbloemen is constant improvement. We try to bring this into every aspect of our work, always looking for new ideas, new technology, and new systems that can help us serve our churches better.

There are churches on both ends of the system spectrum. Some churches are fast moving and make changes too quickly that the systems and processes aren't in place to support the new changes. Important details fall through the cracks and leave people scrambling and stressed out to fill in the gaps.

Other churches are afraid to make changes because they've been doing things the same way for many years, so they don't reach their full potential as a ministry because of their fear of change. Whatever your church’s vision, mission, or ministry looks like, there is always room to improve and make your processes and systems better.

Here are five steps to take to help implement a new system on 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 Vanderbloemen Search Group 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

*NOTE: In a May 2018 announcement, the Department of Labor (DOL) revealed that it was planning to unveil its proposed changes to overtime rules in January 2019, three months later than expected, so this law is not yet in effect. We will update this page as additional information is released.

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 Vanderbloemen Search Group 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 Vanderbloemen Search Group on 8/24/15 5:43 AM

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