VanderNews: Nov 26, 2019


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Our Latest News & Resources




Tips for Communicating with Your Board of Directors

Refocusing your communication goals with your coworkers, your supervisors, or your Board of Directors will help you tremendously in accomplishing tasks and having effective, efficient, and productive meetings when you do need to have them. Here are some tips I've learned to make communicating with your Board of Directors more clear.

Listen to the full episode here.




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BLOG | 5 Items on the Top of Your List by Eric Geiger

For several reasons, the last six weeks of the calendar year is an important time in local church ministry. The Christmas season gives a church many opportunities to serve the local community. However, this season is also a challenging time for church leaders as regular rhythms can be disturbed. With all the busyness, planning and prioritization are critical for church leaders during the Christmas season.


E-BOOK | Pastor Search Prayer Calendar

While your church’s pastor search process is unique, we hope this six-month, congregational prayer calendar acts as a guide to help you know how to pray for your church leaders and congregation during this exciting time. This resource includes action steps and encouraging biblical wisdom for each of the months of the pastor search process, as well as prayer points and other helpful tips.


VIDEO | Hiring Best Practices for Your Christian Organization & Church

This summer, we interviewed our Executive Search Consultant, Brian Dunks. We discuss everything around staffing and hiring for faith-based organizations. Revisit our conversation as we cover topics including best practices for hiring, expectations, and alignment for your board or committee, and best interview questions for candidates.


New Searches


Life Action Ministries

Location: Buchanan, Michigan

Grace Community School

Total Enrollment: 1,000

Location: Tyler, Texas

Luis Palau Association

Denomination: Nondenominational

Location: Beaverton, Portland, Oregon

Chief Operating Officer →

Hume Lake Christian Camps

Location: Hume, California

Annual Attendance: over 43,000 guests

Associate Minister of Family Ministries →

 First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn

Location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Weekly Attendance: 380

Embassy City Church

Location: Irving, Texas

Weekly Attendance: 1,350

The Moody Church

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Denomination: Nondenominational

Church Planter →

Orchard NEO

Denomination: Non-denominational

Neighborhood: Northeast, OH

Pillar Ministries

Denomination: Evangelical Protestant

Neighborhood: Zarephath, New Jersey

Willow Creek Community Church

Denomination: Nondenominational 

Weekly Attendance: 21,000 

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Recent Hire | First Congregational Church New Hampshire Hires

First Congregational Church has expanded its leadership team with a key hire, with Josh Armendariz stepping in to serve as their new Senior Pastor. Josh joins First Congregational after previously serving as the Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Iowa. 


Strategic Partners 


Featured Partner | Church Lawyers

Vanderbloemen is excited to introduce The Church Lawyers as a Strategic Partner. The Church Lawyers are dedicated to providing outstanding and practical legal services to churches, ministries, and nonprofits of all sizes.