As we meet with candidates, we inevitably end up talking about leadership. Both the leadership skills they possess and value, as well as the kind of leadership they’ve experienced in their organizations.
Some have developed their leadership skills because of the leadership under which they’ve been
One of the core steps in the Unstuck church consulting process is a review of the staff and structure. We review overall health in the first step. Then we put together a strategic plan in the second step. Before we put that plan into action, we
Scripture speaks positively of friendships. One of my favorite verses is, “Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul” (Proverbs 27:9 The Message).
Do you know Jesus desires and enjoys our friendship? If we choose to neglect that desire, our
The placement of pastors in churches is the major focus of what we do here at Vanderbloemen Search Group. So what should a pastor do during their first year with a church? One hears such conflicting views on this. Some say, “In the first year,
The whole world is upset about borders. From Brexit to the Middle East to the Ukraine, borders are shifting. Some propose tighter borders and others want them totally removed. John Kerry recently referred to a “world without borders.” Someone said that he left that
Leadership Network recently published a report on church internship and residency programs. The results provided some great insights into how your church can develop an effective internship or residency program.
Here are 6 key takeaways for your church staff.
1. Personal development is key.
In the survey, the question
As America stands at the precipice of deadly, coast-to-coast, race wars, this is not the time to mince words. I would rather speak the truth in love, even if it means offending some, than avoid confrontation out of fear of offense. In return, I expect
One of the first questions we get from churches when we start a senior pastor search is, “Who is supposed to be on our pastor search committee?”
It’s an important question, because the pastor search committee carries a heavy and sacred responsibility as they seek the
Sermons by Francis Chan, best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply, and You and Me Forever. Francis is the host of the BASIC.series (Who Is God & We Are Church). Currently, he is planting churches in the San Francisco area. For more
The writer of Ecclesiastes does indeed remind us there are times and seasons in our lives. Regarding where we are in life, he tells us there is “a time to plant and a time to uproot” (3:2).
There are times we are to plant ourselves