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Posted by Tracey Smith on 2/24/17 6:56 AM

3 Check Points For Selecting Your Pastor Search Committee Members

Having the right church leaders in place is a critical part of the success of a ministry, but it’s getting them there that is the hardest part. And who you have on your search team makes a big difference when you’re looking for that key hire. Choosing who to have on your pastor search committee is an important decision and should be approached thoughtfully and prayerfully. 

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Posted by Caroline Smith on 2/23/17 7:34 AM

How Pastors Can Keep Their Easter Sermons Fresh

As a pastor, I often said that “Sunday comes every seven days with ridiculous regularity, and you can’t slow it down no matter how hard you try.” When you preach week after week after week, that pressure can build as you attempt to teach the Bible in a transformational way. Sunday comes once a week - it's an obvious reality, but it can be a stressful reality for those writing sermons week in and week out.

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Posted by David Whiting on 2/22/17 7:23 AM

Should Your Church Get Rid Of Your "Meet & Greet" Time? with David Fantin [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, Holly talks with David Fantin, Client Relations Associate here at Vanderbloemen.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 2/21/17 7:22 AM

10 Questions to Ask Before You Change the Name of Your Church

 

Years ago when I was a Lead Pastor, we changed the name of our church. We had been North Baptist Church and we changed the name to Northridge Church. Going through that process was not easy in a 125-year-old church. But I was convinced that our name was serving more as a wall than a bridge. So, striving to do everything we could to win as many for Christ as possible, we went through the difficult, time-consuming, and expensive process of changing the name of our church.

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Posted by David Whiting on 2/20/17 7:42 AM

5 Ways To Keep Your Team's Energy Up During Easter Weekend

Easter is the most attended Sunday for churches across the country according to a 2012 Lifeway Research survey, surpassing Christmas services by 9%. It’s not a Sunday that typically brings in loads of unchurched people - in one study, 92% of people who never go to church will not attend Easter services - however, your staff will be putting in long hours preparing for the increased attendance.

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Posted by Nicole Cochran on 2/16/17 7:35 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

Why Churches Should Rethink Their Singles Ministry [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, Holly talks with a panel of experts from the Vanderbloemen team.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 2/14/17 9:16 AM

6 Steps To Having A Tough Conversation With A Church Staff Member

One of the questions I will regularly ask candidates during an interview is this: Describe a time when you had to have a difficult conversation with someone on your team. What was the issue? How did you address it? What happened as a result?

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Posted by Jay Mitchell on 2/13/17 7:18 AM

5 Ways Stressed-Out Church Leaders Can Thrive Again

Church leaders, are you stressed out? Do you always seem to be telling others how busy you are? It might be time to schedule a break soon, reassess yourself, and rediscover the joy of leading.

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Posted by Tracey Smith on 2/9/17 7:48 AM

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