VanderNews: Oct 22, 2019


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Our Latest News & Resources


Proven Ways to Improve Your Church Staff Culture

From the sermons to the tweets, your church’s staff and volunteers are the ones sculpting everyone’s experience at your church. A strong team culture can foster growth, attract great talent, and, most importantly, help your church stay on mission.

Listen to the full episode here.


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Event | Church Culture Roundtable in Irvine 

Join Tim Stevens (Vanderbloemen) and Troy Pollock (Pushpay) as they lead us in exploring how to build a strong church leadership foundation and a culture of innovation that’s equipped to meet our congregations where they are. From aligning our team to leveraging technology, together, we can build the Church for the future.

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PODCAST | Dr. Virginia Ward and Kristen Ivy

 On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Holly Tate talks with Dr. Virginia Ward and Kristen Ivy about better equipping staff and volunteers to authenticity engage the younger generation. Virginia and Kristen are co-authors of It’s Personal: Five Questions You Should Answer To Give Every Kid Hope.  

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RESOURCE | Ready for a New Academic Year? Expect Great Things (Carefully!)

Preparing for a new academic year was always one of my favorite times of the year--new students, new goals, new staff, new, new, new! It also carried new expectations for how things were going to unfold. Checking our expectations and practicing diligence with these is critical for planning a new academic year.

New Searches


 Hume Lake Christian Camps

Denomination: Nondenomiantional

Weekly Attendance: > 43,000 guests

The Moody Church

Denomination: Nondenominational

Weekly Attendance: 1,900

New Heights Church

Denomination: Converge

Weekly Attendance: 3,500

New Church

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Weekly Attendance: 330

Life Action Ministries

Neighborhood: Buchanan, Michigan 

Staff Size: 181 + 70 full time volunteers

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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 Hires | Dawson Memorial Baptist Church Hires Minister to Students

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, has expanded their staff with a key hire, with Christopher White now serving as their new Minister to Students. Christopher previously served as the Student Pastor at Highland Colony Baptist Church in Ridgeland, Mississippi prior to joining the team at Dawson. He brings extensive student ministry experience to his new role and joins the Dawson community along with his wife Kayla, and two children.


Strategic Partners 

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Featured Strategic Partner: Carey Nieuwhof

Vanderbloemen is excited to introduce Carey Nieuwhof as another strategic partner this week. Carey is an expert on leadership, change, and personal growth. Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church. He’s the author of several best-selling books, including his latest, Didn't See It Coming, and speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth.