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  • 7 Communication Practices That Will Improve Your Staff Culture

    by David Whiting, Vanderbloemen Search Groups
    Everyone wants to work at an organization with a great culture. Every leader wants a staff with high morale and a positive culture but often isn’t sure how to create one. Plus, there is often so much work to do that focusing on developing a strong staff culture can feel overwhelming and be pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. However, culture is important and it might not require as much work as you think it does. The key is intentionality, ...   Read More
  • 3 Important Reminders For Evaluating A Job Candidate

    by Danny Watterson, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    As we partner with churches and organizations to help them build their best teams, we often hear similar criteria for potential candidates. The inevitable questions that many churches ask are: How big of an environment did this candidate work in previously?  In our search for quality candidates, is it possible that we’re asking the wrong question? Does the size and scope of a previous ministry matter to this hire? While scope of work ...   Read More
  • How to Be Sure Your Church Won't Grow

    by Dr. James Emery White
    There are five simple ways to make sure that your church will not reach its full redemptive potential. Follow one or more, and you can just about guarantee your church will not grow. First, make your church all about the people it already has. Their care, their comfort, their concerns, their sense of being “fed.” Your mantra should be, “It’s all about them.” This means you spiritualize the idea of discipleship as the ...   Read More
  • 7 Habits of a Healthy Church

    by Casey Hough
    A healthy church, like beauty, may at first seem to be in the eyes of the beholder. God’s Word leaves the church with clear instructions about the habits that lead to healthy churches. Letters like 1 Thessalonians and Philippians are often considered by scholars to be focused on encouraging the local church. Such encouragement, coupled with Paul’s instructions to Timothy and Titus in the Pastoral Epistles, give clear examples of healthy ...   Read More
  • 7 Tidbits of Advice For Young Pastors

    by Ron Edmondson
    I started in ministry much later in life. I was 38 when I began vocational ministry. The experience I gained in the business world has helped me greatly in ministry. One thing I love doing in ministry is investing in young pastors; especially those who may not have previous leadership experience- and are teachable. And, I’m encouraged by what I see in this generation of pastors entering church work. They want to learn and grow from more seasoned ...   Read More
  • 3 Ways You Can Build the Leaders of Tomorrow

    by David Fantin, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Generational leadership is a big part of the Church. Leaders with experience should always be looking for opportunities to reach back and share with the generations coming up after them. This is the easiest way to develop the next generation of leaders while pouring into the future of the local church and the Kingdom. Here are 3 of the most important principles to remember when training up the next generation of leaders for your church. 1. Vision-Casting In ...   Read More
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Admin Appreciation

    by Jason Satterwhite
    Let’s imagine for a moment that your workplace is hosting a professional development course, and the keynote speaker is… wait for it… Mr. Jesus of Nazareth. I suppose that’s not too far-fetched, in that He may have done that kind of thing back in His carpenter days. Anyhoo, during the powerpoint presentation, the King of Kings reaches the slide about Employee Care, and guess what it says: “Do unto others…”. Not ...   Read More
  • 4 Requirements to Lead across Cultures

    by David Ireland
    To effectively influence across cultures four intentional actions must be taken by a cross-cultural leader. He or she must be able to: Liberate the people. Listen to the people. Lead the people. Love the people. When these four actions are employed, rest assured you will have remarkable influence across all cultures. Good leadership is never resisted, at least not for long. Everyone celebrates when their team wins. No one likes being on ...   Read More
  • 4 Leadership Realities in Times of Transition

    by Ron Edmondson
    There are some common occurrences during times of change in an organization. If a leader doesn’t understand them the chance for a successful transition is diminished, people remain frustrated, and progress is stalled. Leader, if you’re leading a time of transition here are four things to remember. And, plan accordingly.   1. Miscommunication isn’t unusual. You should make every attempt to communicate in ways everyone can ...   Read More
  • 4 Strategies To Interview For A Cultural Fit

    by Katie Bivens, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    These days, if you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a dozen times: workplace culture is crucial to retaining happy and healthy employees. It’s one thing to simply enjoy the role you hold in an organization, but that will only go so far. No matter how much your staff members like their particular jobs, employee retention will suffer if your culture is toxic. Building a healthy workplace culture starts with your leadership team ...   Read More