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  • 4 Questions To Lead You To Your Dream Job

    By: William Vanderbloemen, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Over the years, I’ve spent over 10,000 hours helping churches and companies find their key staff members. That includes a lot of time interfacing with candidates who are considering a job change. During that time, I’ve been consistently asked what to look for in a next career move. Most people don’t know exactly what to look for. In survey after survey, around half of all Americans say that they are unhappy with their job. In a ...   Read More
  • Years ago in a company I owned, there was a young man who worked for me who had tremendous potential. I believed in him so much that I personally invested in him and paid special attention to him. I thought his future with our company was worth the extra time. Sadly, he never measured up to my expectations and we ended up having to part ways.Every time I would meet with him to “encourage” him, he would say the same thing.“I’m ...   Read More
  • 3 Temptations That Can Trick You Into Taking The Wrong Job

    By: William Vanderbloemen, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    "Good is the enemy of great." Jim Collins’ words ring true in business, but also in choosing a job. People pick a job because it seems like a good choice, only to find themselves unfulfilled and wanting. Survey after survey reveals that over half of the US workforce is not happy with their job. Even vocations that are grounded in “purpose” are not immune to this trend. In a recent study we commissioned of high growth churches and ...   Read More
  • Editor's Note: The following is a report on the practical applications of Robert J. Morgan's new book Mastering Life Before It’s Too Late: 10 Biblical Strategies for a Lifetime of Purpose (Howard Books, 2015). God has planned for you to fulfill important purposes during your lifetime, and you don’t know how long you have to do so. Each new day is a valuable opportunity from God to do more of the work he has uniquely called you to do ...   Read More
  • Why God Closes Doors

    By: Sarah Martin
    I sat with my computer on my lap and Google at my fingertips. Surely this search would come up fruitful and all of my heart troubles would be alleviated by one confirmation from the ever knowledgeable, all knowing search engine. I typed in this phrase into the little box with the eyeglass... When God shuts a door, He opens a window. After years of seeing this phrase on those cutesy little posters with kittens perched on windows, I was for sure ...   Read More
  • Just because an opportunity presents itself, and it looks appealing, doesn't necessarily mean it is from God. And likewise, just because an open door looks a little uncertain, doesn't mean you shouldn't walk through it. The key is knowing how to discern if an opportunity is really an open door from God. I don't want to miss those open doors because I was afraid to walk through them. But I also don't want to take every opportunity that comes along, ...   Read More
  • How to Spot a Bad Church Staff Opportunity

    By: Bob Sutton, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    “…Know when to walk away, and know when to run.”  - The Gambler by Kenny Rogers Let’s face it, not all church staff opportunities are worth taking. Have you ever noticed that certain fast food places always have a "Help Wanted" sign in the window? That should be some indicator that the problem isn’t with the employee but with the employer. Here are a few warning signs that might help you avoid taking a position ...   Read More
  • 5 Ways to Make the Most of Unemployment

    By: Rusty Gates, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Whether it is planned or unexpected, unemployment of any kind can lead to a difficult season of life. The pressure to pay bills and support a family along with the uncertainty of the job search process can make anyone lose a few hairs. But this time doesn’t have to feel like it's time wasted; rather, it can be a time of transformation and preparation for what is coming next. Arnold van Gennep, a French ethnographer (studier ...   Read More
  • 8 Ways to Become an Emerging Leader

    By: Whitney Hopler, Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
    Editor's Note: The following is a report on the practical applications of Jonathan Pearson’s new book Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make (Moody Publishers, 2014). Older leaders who serve with you in your church, business, or other organization are looking for the right people to take their place once they move on. If you’re going to be one of the next generation of leaders to take charge, you’ll need to use your God-given ...   Read More
  • Christians often measure the significance of a job by its perceived value from the eternal perspective. Will the work last; will it “really count” for eternity? The implication is that God approves of work for eternity, but places little value on work for the here and now.By this measure, the work of ministers and missionaries has eternal value because it deals with people’s spiritual, eternal needs. By contrast, the work of a salesman, ...   Read More
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