VanderNews Week of Sept 3, 2019


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Our Latest News & Resources


Best Ways For Your Church To Connect With First-Time Guests

Hi there,

It can be difficult to remember the feeling of what it is like stepping into a new environment where everyone (seemingly) knows each other. But it should be a regular practice for you to ask guests about their first impressions of the church, the people, and how easy it was to connect. Read the 5 Best Ways For Your Church To Connect With First-Time Guests.


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[PODCAST] How Christian Leaders Can Learn From the Story of King Saul

Holly interviews Chris Bell, Lead Pastor of 3Circle Church and author of Broken Crown, where he challenges us as Christian leaders to learn from the story of King Saul.

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[BLOG] Big Mistakes When You are Interviewing a Candidate

Read the latest from Tim Stevens' Leading Smart blog where he talks about the biggest mistakes when interviewing candidates. 

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[SURVEY] Church Merger Survey

Have you experienced a church merger first-hand? If your answer is yes, then our friends, Warren Bird & , Jim Tomberlin want to know more! Take their church merger survey here

New Searches


The Moody Church

Denomination: Nondenominational

Weekly Attendance: 2,200+

First Baptist Lincoln Garden

Denomination: American Baptist/National Baptist 

Weekly Attendance: 2,500

Parkview Baptist Church

Denomination: Southern Baptist

Weekly Attendance: 275

Trinity Church Wayzata

Denomination: Nondenominational 

Weekly Attendance: 30-40

Redeemer's Fellowship Church

Denomination: Non-Denominational 

Weekly Attendance: 1,006

Pillar Ministries

Denomination: Evangelical Protestant

Neighborhood: Zarephath, New Jersey

Willow Creek Community Church

Denomination: Nondenominational 

Weekly Attendance: 21,000 

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Crossroads Community Church Hires Middle School Pastor

Crossroads Community Kokomo, Illinois has hired Alexander Ghelli as their new Middle School Pastor. Crossroads Community Church noted that Vandrebloemen brings the most value in its range of national reach.

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Eagle Church Hires New Children's Pastor

Woodside Bible Church in Troy, Michigan has hired Chris Brooks as their new Senior Pastor. Elder Board Chairman and Search Team co-chair Larry Harrison said, “What is so helpful is not only finding the candidates but vetting them, too."

What's The Vanderbloemen Difference? 

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The Vanderbloemen Difference: Theology Matters

Hear from Executive Search Consultant Jennifer Winge onsite at St. Francis Prayer Center.  Because of our team's vast experience, our reach and connections to candidates are intentionally intertwined in our search and candidate sourcing process..

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Meet Our Team: Eric Albert

"Working at Vanderbloemen, I am constantly reminded that as we serve the Church, we are also all serving the same God. Even though the name on the front of the church may be different, we are all part of helping the Kingdom as a whole and I feel blessed to be a part of this ministry!"