VanderNews: June 23rd, 2020

Our Latest News & Resources

Eric VandernewsAs leaders plan for the fall, we're seeing an increase in conversations around the importance of becoming a hyper-localized pastor and the need to prepare for the inevitable reality of succession. While churchgoers can YouTube any sermon, there is nothing that can compare to in-person connection and care.

This week's VanderNews includes our latest resources on trends including the future of pastoral caresuccession, and the worship experience online and offline.

  • [TODAY] The Vanderbloemen Network Live: The Worship Experience Online & Offline. To help you navigate your church's worship experience, we're bringing together a panel of worship leaders to answer your questions and share their plans and insight on Facebook Live today at 1 pm CDT.

  • [LAST WEEK] PPP Changes & Improvements Facebook LIVE: We created a final article explaining the newly released PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ and went live on Facebook with Mark Winchester, SBA Deputy District Director For Houston.Rewatch the conversation here. You can learn more about available PPP funds for Christian organizations here.

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As churches were forced online, many pastors were left asking, “What's next for my ministry? Will members continue to come? Why would they choose to keep coming to my church?” In our latest blog, our Founder & CEO, William Vanderbloemen, explores why the future of ministry effectiveness is not going to be about having the best sermon but having the most localized message and community focus.

Pastoral leadership comes with new challenges and opportunities in a post-COVID-19 world. Many pastors are wondering what outreach and discipleship will look like after the pandemic and how they can best equip staff and volunteers for a new phase of leadership. We gathered together a panel of Senior Pastors to discuss these concerns on the future of pastoral leadership and hear their strategies for moving forward.

Podcast | Growth Strategies for You and Your Organization with Jeff 

Jeff Henderson Podcast

In this podcast, our founder & CEO, William Vanderbloemen talks with Jeff Henderson, lead pastor of Gwinnett Church and Sugar Hill in Buford, Georgia. Jeff shares his experience in ministry and his book, Know What You're For, and explains how to create a growth strategy for your organization that can also be utilized in your personal life.

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Crossbridge Church

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Christ Community Church

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The Journey

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Weekly Attendance: 2,400

Harvest Bible Chapel

Location: Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Weekly Attendance: 6,250

Imago Del Community

Location: Portland, Oregon

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Fair Oaks Community Church

Location: Fair Oaks, California

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Why Your Succession Plan Matters Now More Than Ever

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