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How To Lead & Develop Creatives On Your Church Staff with Stephen Brewster [Podcast]
Posted by Katie Viscontini on 3/21/17 7:19 AM

4 Ways To Balance The Tensions In Hiring

 

There is one conversation that I have in almost every consultation with a church or ministry looking to hire. It revolves around helping leaders and search teams understand this truth: You must balance the tension of essentials you need and traits you want in a new hire. Another way to think of it is “must have“ versus “like to have” qualities. The truth of any staff search process is that we all have values we desire in a potential new hire, yet no one single person often can meet all of our expectations.

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Posted by Deanna Kotrla on 3/15/17 7:07 AM

How To Do Effective Outreach To Men with Roger Patterson [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 Roger Patterson, Senior Pastor of West University Baptist in Houston, Texas.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 3/14/17 7:17 AM

How To Celebrate Church Staff Employee Milestones

It’s an irrefutable fact that making your employees feel celebrated and appreciated goes a long way toward staff member retention, effectiveness, happiness, and productivity. Recognizing the hard work of your church staff members is a big component of great staff culture. If your team members feel their work is appreciated, they’re likely to keep working harder and better. On the flipside, if they don’t feel that their work is ever recognized, they’ll probably move on to another workplace.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 3/9/17 7:44 AM

5 Ways Church Leaders Can Spot High-Capacity Candidates

Every day, I get to help church leaders in the process of church staffing. And consistently, these leaders want to hire what we call "high-capacity" team members. Dictionary.com defines capacity as “the ability to receive or contain; the power of receiving impressions or knowledge; mental ability; actual ability to perform, yield, or withstand.” Capacity includes natural gifts and abilities, particular skill sets, measured experiences, and passions that rally around a job description and give the candidate every opportunity to succeed.

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Posted by Brian Dunks on 3/8/17 7:41 AM

Why Leaders Need To Be More Coachlike with Michael Bungay Stanier [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 talks with Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way You Lead Forever.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 3/7/17 7:26 AM

7 Keys To Onboarding Your Church Staff Successfully

Great team culture is one of the biggest benefits you can offer your church staff. More and more, the culture of a workplace is a deciding factor when qualified candidates decide whether or not to take a job. It’s important to remember that the culture of your church staff changes with every hire you make, making onboarding a crucial part of your staffing process.

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Posted by Casey Hampton on 3/6/17 7:49 AM

18 Simple Volunteer Appreciation Tips

 

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Posted by Bethany Brewster on 3/2/17 7:41 AM

How To Build Systems For Great Staff Culture with Katie Viscontini [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 Katie Viscontini, Business Development Coordinator and "Culture Queen" here at Vanderbloemen.

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Posted by Holly Tate on 2/28/17 9:06 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

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