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Posted by Casey Hampton on 5/24/17 7:03 AM

How To Handle Church Staff Layoffs

No matter how you put it, layoffs are hard. Whether you work for a church or in the corporate world, facing termination is met with difficult conversations, heightened emotions, and an incredible opportunity for grace to triumph. So if your church is in the middle of budget cutting and eliminating positions looks inevitable, how do you handle it?

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Posted by Nicole Cochran on 5/22/17 7:03 AM

How To Maximize Effectiveness With Different Church Staff Communication Styles

When you work on a creative team, everyone brings something different to the table. So how do you harness all the different yet equally important strengths of your team to work towards your common goals? The simple answer is: understand what makes each other tick.

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Posted by Meredith Mohr on 5/18/17 7:01 AM

What To Do AFTER You've Made A New Hire

So you've made the hire for your church staff or ministry! Now what? That is a great question. Most church leaders and non-profit employers spend so much time and focus on the front end of the hiring process that they often forget about how to be intentional once the new employee has arrived. But the smartest leaders we've seen - those who excel in retaining great staff members - remain intentional in their actions after the hire has been made.

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Posted by Tracey Smith on 5/17/17 7:19 AM

How To Handle An Ineffective Church Staff Member

One of the greatest joys in ministry is working with a great staff. But if there are challenging staff situations, it can also be one of the biggest frustrations in church leadership. Why do church leaders tend to hold on to people who are ineffective or even harmful to the church? What does it do to the team and mission? What should we need to do about it?

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Posted by Brian Dunks on 5/11/17 7:18 AM

How To Eliminate Gossip On Your Church Staff

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Posted by Nicole Cochran on 5/8/17 7:24 AM

How Healthy Competition Can Make Your Church Staff Better

During my time in college in Oklahoma, I made a few visits to Life.Church. One Sunday, Craig Groeschel shared a story about competition that has stuck with me through the years.

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Posted by Caroline Smith on 4/26/17 7:42 AM

3 Qualities Of Great Candidates You Can't See On A Resume

There are many different variables you need to take into account when assessing if a ministry candidate is a good fit for your church staff. There are the obvious things like experience in similar context, demonstrated growth in the ministries they have been a part of, the desired education level, etc. But what qualities or characteristics should you be looking for beyond that? What are some qualities that separate the excellent candidates from the good ones in a group that is highly qualified?

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Posted by Jeff Gilmer on 4/19/17 7:25 AM

9 Characteristics To Look For In Administrative Hires

 

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Posted by Nicole Cochran on 4/13/17 7:11 AM

Why Pastors Need To Be Pastored with Paul David Tripp [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 Paul David Tripp, pastor, author, and speaker.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 4/11/17 9:15 AM

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