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We are now accepting registrations for our fall 2017 session. 
(Past coaching sessions have sold out, so don't delay!)

Apply by submitting the form below, and we'll be in touch shortly.

Receive in-person coaching in a round-table setting from David Whiting, Thom Rainer, Vic Pentz, William Vanderbloemen, and your Lead Pastor peers.

In this video, Pastor Jeffrey Lee shares how the Vanderbloemen coaching networks have impacted his ministry.

Coaching Network Testimonial from Vanderbloemen Search on Vimeo. 

Lead / Senior Pastors

Limited to 16 participants



Sept 19 - 21, 2017
Dec 5 - 7, 2017

Starts Tuesdays @ 9:30am - Ends Thursdays @ 3pm


  • 6 days of coaching sessions led by David Whiting on location at Vanderbloemen Search Group in Houston, TX
  • Personal, hands-on coaching with David Whiting, Thom Rainer, Vic Pentz, & William Vanderbloemen
  • Improving your preaching for life-change
  • Hiring, firing, developing a healthy staff culture
  • Vision-creating, vision-casting, and vision-fulfillment
  • Building, sustaining, and leading volunteer teams
  • Finding and growing high capacity leaders
  • Leading change, strategic communications
  • Strategies and philosophies behind planning weekend services
  • Budgeting and money issues, following trends, growth strategies
  • Managing building projects, bringing them in under budget

Apply below & mark your calendar for Sept 19 - 21 & Dec 5 - 7.


The price for the 6 days of coaching is $3,900.
  • All materials and books
  • 6 days of focused, in-person & hands-on coaching from a total of 4 of today's top thought leaders in strategic church leadership
  • Access to private Facebook group for ongoing discussion with other members
  • All meals & snacks during the coaching sessions (including dinners on Tuesday & Wednesday nights)
  • Direct access to David Whiting in between sessions.



"You need to do this coaching group. It's fantastic. I've been in ministry for almost 18. In my time, it's the single best investment I've made in my growth. It helped propel me through a few growth barriers and helped take the way I think to another level."
"I have never been to any kind of conference that is going to have the lasting impact that this coaching network is going to have for me and my ministry. I truly wish that I could have had this kind of training years ago."

“My life and ministry were enriched by the relationships, shared experiences, and excellent books that were chosen. This is a real opportunity to increase your capacity to lead and form relationships that will be the greatest resource for your future ministry.”  

"Having a safe place to discuss my situations while getting valuable advice has been a huge blessing to our church."

"The resources we received were incredible. The conversations and input added value and made the time and effort and money spent worth it."

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David Whiting (@davidwhiting4) is an Executive Search Consultant at Vanderbloemen Search Group. Before joining Vanderbloemen, David was a Pastor for over 23 years, most recently serving as Lead Pastor at Northridge Church in Rochester, NY for 15 years. Under David's leadership, the church grew from 200 to 2000, and David successfully led a significant amount of effective change while in leadership there. 

He now helps Great Commission-focused churches find great staff members and consults with churches on organizational issues that are unique to them as they pursue their mission. 

Featured Facilitators 


Dr. Thom Rainer (@ThomRainer) is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Prior to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for 12 years as the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. A church leadership thought-leader, he also led Rainer Group, a church consulting firm, from 1990 to 2005. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including Autopsy of a Deceased ChurchEssential Church, and Who Moved My Pulpit?

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Vic Pentz (@VicPentz) recently retired after 16 years as pastor of the Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He has pastored churches in California, Washington, Texas, and Georgia. At Fuller Seminary, Vic served as adjunct faculty and a consultant in preaching. He is a contributing editor for Preaching magazine, his sermons have been syndicated for “Preaching Today,” and he has authored articles appearing in Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, The Wittenberg Door, and other publications.


William Vanderbloemen (@wvanderbloemen) is the President and CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group and a sought-after thought leader in the areas of hiring, firing, and team-building. William has 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor, and for the past 8 years, he's combined that experience with the best practices of executive search to help churches build great teams.

Previous featured facilitators include Joby Martin, Larry Osborne, & Paul Tripp.


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