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10 Things Your Pastor Needs You To Be
Posted by Tim Stevens on 10/12/17 7:00 AM

Why Every Church Leader Needs To Take A Sabbatical with Josh Jones [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, Sarah Robins talks with Josh Jones, Executive Pastor at Athens Church.

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Posted by Maggie Richter on 10/10/17 7:00 AM

How Church Leaders Should Spend Their Day Off

Church leaders and staff are some of the busiest people I know. A typical schedule for church leaders is six days on and one day off, so personal time is very limited. With only one day of personal time a week, it is important that you maximize your time in the healthiest way possible to enjoy it.

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Posted by Kendal Drinkwine on 10/9/17 7:00 AM

How To Build A Gospel-Fluent Team with Jeff Vanderstelt [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 Jeff Vanderstelt, Leader of the Soma Family of Churches and Pastor at Doxa Church in Bellevue, Washington.

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Posted by Maggie Richter on 10/3/17 7:01 AM

Why You Should Let Your Audience Use Their Smartphones This Sunday

If it were possible to ban the usage of smartphones in your Sunday service, would you do it?

In our smartphone-dominated world, it's now harder than ever before to keep an audience’s attention. As a pastor, I'm sure it’s not uncommon to see your congregation stare at their phone for social media feeds, text messages, and emails in the middle of a sermon.

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Posted by Yidan Wang on 9/28/17 7:00 AM

What Every Church Leader Wants, But Not What Every Church Leader Gets

I have a pretty cool job.

Nearly every day I get to sit across the table from pastors and church leaders. I listen to their stories. I hear about their dreams. We talk about what is next for their families.

Many of them are contemplating leaving their church. They are thinking about moving to another ministry opportunity. There are many reasons I hear:

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Posted by Tim Stevens on 9/27/17 7:00 AM

How Culture Can Revolutionize Your Church with Sara Crippen & Jannet Morgan [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, Katie Bivens talks with Jannet Morgan and Sara Crippen of Liquid Church in New Jersey. 

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Posted by Maggie Richter on 9/26/17 7:00 AM

Is Your Church Ready For Multisite? with Dr. Chip Henderson [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 Dr. Chip Henderson, Senior Pastor of Pinelake Church in Mississippi. 

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Posted by Maggie Richter on 9/19/17 7:00 AM

4 Keys To Healthy Team Collaboration

One of the questions I ask in every interview I do is: “Can you tell me about your leadership style?” By far, the most common word I get in response is collaborative. Collaboration is a trendy new phrase in team leadership today. It sounds like an easy enough task with clear benefits, but implementation can vary in difficulty based on the team. 

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Posted by Jennifer Winge on 9/18/17 7:00 AM

3 Questions To Ask Before Letting Someone Go

There’s nothing quite like finding a new hire that’s a perfect fit for your team. Everyone loves making a good hire! But what happens when you realize your employment relationship with someone on your staff needs to come to an end?

Letting someone go is not easy, but sometimes necessary. There are some questions you can ask before, during, and after to make sure you are terminating in the most effective way you can.

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Posted by Bailley Hawkins on 9/14/17 7:00 AM

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