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Paid, Volunteer, Or Both? Best Practices For Managing Your Worship Team
Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 4/11/18 7:00 AM

Is It Time To Hire A Technical Director?

Ten years ago, it would be uncommon to find the technical director position on most church organizational charts. Since that time, technology has been woven into nearly every aspect of our everyday lives, including the church. In our work at Vanderbloemen, we often hear concerns of clients about the technology aspect of weekend worship services. We usually get the same three questions that center around the idea of hiring a technical director.

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Posted by Jennifer Winge on 3/15/18 7:00 AM

What Worship Style Is Right For Your Church?

The people sitting in your church pews each weekend are crying out to be moved, inspired, challenged, touched, convicted, stretched, and surprised. So how do you plan your weekend experience to reach the broadest audience? How do you stay relevant and relatable to multiple generations? This is an age-old question that demands constant re-examination.

As you look ahead to the future of your church, build your weekend experience with the specific objective of engaging the core of your congregation. When it comes to worship style specifically, it’s important to note there is no clear-cut answer. There are different worship styles that match different churches perfectly, so it’s important to find what works best for your church.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 2/28/18 7:00 AM

7 Ways To Support Your Worship Team Members

Practically every position at a church is strenuous; each has its own particular set of difficulties and big asks. Worship jobs in particular can be taxing because of the hours required, from weekly practice to numerous weekend services. Below are a few simple things you can do to ease the burden for your worship team members (or really any role!).

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/24/17 7:03 AM

The Pastoral Nature Of Leading Worship with Zac Hicks [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, Rusty Gates talks with Zac Hicks, Worship Pastor and author.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 4/18/17 9:43 AM

How To Lead & Develop Creatives On Your Church Staff with Stephen Brewster [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 Stephen Brewster, the Creative Arts Pastor of Real Life Church in Orlando, FL.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 3/21/17 7:19 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!

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 7/20/16 7:03 AM

4 Ways You’re Making Your Worship Pastor's Job Impossible

Worship is one of the biggest "make it or break it" points of your church. Every church leader knows how important it is to have great candidates to fill your worship jobs for the retention of the visitors at your church.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 5/16/16 6:21 AM

6 Essential Roles For Your Creative Arts Team

As a church grows, it can be challenging to discern the roles between the creative arts programming and technical teams. Many of the responsibilities seem to overlap and the skill sets and competencies can be very similar. So how do you discover which creative or worship team roles are needed for your church and what type of person best meets your church's needs? It’s important to first define the roles and responsibilities in order to discover where you should start.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 3/16/16 7:24 AM

4 Challenges Churches Face When Hiring For Worship Roles

All staff positions are important. From the facilities employee who puts liners in trashcans to the Senior Pastor, everyone has a role and function, and they are all vital to keep the church running efficiently. That being said, there are roles that are more visible than others.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 3/7/16 6:54 AM

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