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  • The 6 Most Common Mistakes on a Ministry Resume

    By: William Vanderbloemen, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    In golf, they say that you can never win a tournament on the first day of competition, but you sure can lose it. In baseball, they say that you can’t win in the first inning, but you sure can lose. In interviewing, you probably won’t win a job because of your ministry resume, but you sure can lose it. Resumes are a doorway to the next step in a job search. No more, no less. The longer I review them, the more I see some common stumbling ...   Read More
  • Finding Your Next Job Fast

    By: Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck
    Need to find a new job quickly? In this economy, many people need to find work fast, yet they unwittingly prolong their unemployment. One study found that 95 percent of job seekers make mistakes in their job search that hinder them from securing their next job. The tips in this article will help make sure you are not one of them! Most job-hunting mistakes fall into two categories: (1) unproductive methods of finding job openings, and (2) ineffective ...   Read More
  • How to Ask Your Boss for Help

    By: Bob Sutton, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    One of the jobs of a great church leader is to get the most out of their employees by encouraging and empowering them to achieve bigger and better things. As someone who has worked under both great and not-so-great leaders, I realize this is a challenging thing to do. There is a constant dance: trying to challenge your staff without overworking them.  For several years in my career I worked under bosses who wanted more but did nothing ...   Read More
  • How To Maintain Church Job Satisfaction After The “Honeymoon Phase”

    By: Katie Viscontini, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    I recently came back from my honeymoon, and boy, was it a rude awakening to be back in the real world. Marriage is the easiest it will ever be on your honeymoon, and when the honeymoon’s over and you’re back to the daily grind, you can find yourself in a bit of a rut. So it is with the other “honeymoon phases” of life - the honeymoon phase of your walk with Jesus, the honeymoon phase with a new car or house, the honeymoon ...   Read More
  • At one time or another, all of us will face times of uncertainty. Maybe you graduated from college and have no idea what you will do this coming January. Perhaps you just lost your job. Or you’ve just moved to a new area where you know no one. Maybe you’ve just started a new job and feel overwhelmed at the challenges that loom before you. Maybe you’re single and wonder if you’ll ever get married. Your life may even be ...   Read More
  • 4 Vital Considerations When Contemplating a Church Job Change

    By: Sam Murray, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    If you are experiencing tensions in your current ministry role or hearing promptings to explore the possibility of leaving your church job, this blog post is for you. Everyone has at one point in their life had to discern if God was leading them into a season of transition. But there are also times when God calls us to remain where we are. Is an external or circumstantial change the remedy you truly need? As you ask these questions about whether ...   Read More
  • No matter how it happens, a job loss is painful.  Maybe you were caught up in a corporate downsizing, and it’s nothing personal.  Maybe it was personal; your boss was an insensitive jerk who didn’t recognize your talent.  Either way, it’s easy to start questioning your self-worth at such a time.  You may wonder if you’ll end up homeless, never to contribute in a meaningful way to civilization again.  ...   Read More
  • Do You Have a “Difficult to Appreciate” Co-Worker? Let’s be honest, some people are more difficult to work with than others. There are weird people; angry, irritable colleagues; and people we just don’t understand. And appreciating these individuals can be even more challenging. Let me share a few tips on communicating appreciation to a “difficult” colleague: Don’t try to fake it. Whatever ...   Read More
  • “Do You Love Me?” (John 21:17). Several questions come to mind as we read this passage (John 21:15-17): Why did Jesus ask Peter three times, “Do you love me?” Because Peter denied him three times. Why did he do this publicly? Because Peter denied him publicly. The other disciples needed to hear Peter openly declare his love for Christ. Without hearing those words, the doubts would linger forever. The man who had been so ...   Read More
  • One of the most common questions I receive from others in ministry is about discerning whether to leave a ministry position. I’ve written about this subject a number of times, because I know all of us deal with it at some point in our journey. The question which should follow close behind, but I rarely receive, is how to actually leave a position well. I am grateful when I receive it. Here’s one I received not long ago. I’ve omitted ...   Read More
  • Looking for a new church job can be an exciting time in a job seeker’s life. Unfortunately, it can also be a little difficult as you determine where to transition next. While it can be easy to get caught up in daydreaming about where you’ll land in this next season of ministry, it is vitally important to understand why you’re looking for a new church job. Understanding your motive behind searching for a new role will be beneficial ...   Read More
  • Confidence on the Crooked Road In God’s metanarrative of grace, there is a world of difference between certainty and confidence. Certainty means I know what will happen next, and I don’t. I might have an idea and make my plans accordingly, but the truth is I really do not know what is coming next. Some seasons of my life I’m even more aware of these uncertainties than others. But confidence means I trust what will happen ...   Read More
  • I want to be bold. I want to live a life that makes a difference and one where people don’t have to wonder who I really am or what I believe. I think that’s good. Right? Lately, as I study the scriptures, I have been encouraged by the boldness of Jesus and his followers. Interestingly, what is standing out to me is what boldness is not. As a personality expert, I spend an abnormal amount of time analyzing my personality type and it ...   Read More
  • How to Have Joy on the Job

    By: Mike Slaughter
    We know from the account of the earliest days in the garden of Eden that God designed us for work, for laboring and producing fruits from what God has provided via creation. Genesis 2:15 notes, “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Psalm 128:2 assures us that we “will eat the fruit of our labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” Solomon reminds us in Ecclesiastes ...   Read More
  • Don’t Just Do Something… Stand There! Some years back, I was meeting with my accountability group at Panera, as was the normal Monday morning ritual. While we were talking, we heard a muffled crash followed by a loud "thump!" We looked over and a man who was likely in his mid-60s had tripped and fallen, knocking his head against the metal frame of the commercial grade windows. As some people rushed to the man's assistance, I blurted ...   Read More
  • Leadership is a thriving business. It has been for decades, despite its very meager return on investment. Over 300,000 books have been written on leadership, but where are all the great leaders?  A startling 86% of global respondents to the Survey on the Global Agenda agree that we have a worldwide leadership crisis. A poll conducted by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University shows that 70% of Americans blame leadership crisis ...   Read More
  • Over the past year and a half, I have been knee-deep in Peter G. Northouse’s book, Leadership: Theory and Practice. One of the chapters of this book deals with what Northouse calls a "contingency theory" behind great organizational leadership. He states that "effective leadership is often contingent on matching a leader’s style to the right setting." Regardless of an individual’s personal character traits, acquired skills, competencies, ...   Read More
  • As a writer who makes her living by sending off proposals and waiting for responses from editors, publishers and agents, I know what it is to wait. As a mother of a young child who feels her own dreams and aspirations are so far on the back burner that the gas has almost gone out, I know what it is to wait. As a church member, yearning to see growth and the fruit of outreach into the community, I know what it is to wait. As a child of God who is ...   Read More
  • "Dear Deborah, I’m a single person in my mid-fifties. I have a lot of credit card debt. Even though I have a good income as a Registered Nurse, I’m finding it hard to pay down on the balances. I live in a high-tax state and the cost-of-living is higher here. I am not a homeowner. An even bigger concern is that my employer has announced the closing of our workplace and all our jobs will be terminated later this year. I have some money ...   Read More
  • 7 Job Hunting Tips For 2016

    By: Bob Sutton, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    It's a new year, and that means throwing out last year’s playbook and coming up with a new plan. Whether you are just entering the ministry job market, or you’ve been considering making a transition for a while, there are some basic tactics you can use to maximize your church job search and land that perfect next opportunity. Here are our ministry job hunting tips for 2016: 1. Build your best resume. Never in the history of the world ...   Read More
  • For many Christians, being unemployed is just embarrassing. Suddenly, we find ourselves without a job. We are, perhaps without success, seeking employment.  But we can't help asking ourselves, "What are people thinking about my being out of work?  Do they think I'm lazy, no good, or just a freeloader?"  No doubt, being without a job can be embarrassing even within our own families. We all have heard of, or perhaps even met, people ...   Read More
  • I am amazed at how little time many leaders spend thinking about their legacy. It seldom enters their mind as to what they will pass forward or transition to the next organization and the people they serve and influence. Legacy is determined neither by one’s age nor the years they have served an organization. Legacy represents the foundational core from which everything else flows over the course of time; wisdom, values, industry knowledge, ...   Read More
  • Use this secret as you prepare for an interview and I promise you will stand out head and shoulders above the other candidates interviewing. I can say this because I have practiced this myself and have taught others this little know secret with great results. I have even written about it in my two books, Graduate With A Job and Promoting Yourself. THE SECRET: Make contact with a customer of the company you will be interviewing with and find out ...   Read More
  • Use this secret as you prepare for an interview and I promise you will stand out head and shoulders above the other candidates interviewing. I can say this because I have practiced this myself and have taught others this little know secret with great results. I have even written about it in my two books, Graduate With A Job and Promoting Yourself. THE SECRET: Make contact with a customer of the company you will be interviewing with and find out ...   Read More
  • How to Be Confident in God

    By: Crawford W. Loritts Jr.
    Mark Twain once quipped, “All you need in life is ignorance and confidence, and success is sure.” There is a bit of truth in that statement. When you either don’t care about failing or don’t know that you can fail, you typically put your head down and keep plowing ahead. Do you remember Melanie Oudin? In 2009, the teenage sensation from Marietta, Georgia, took England’s Wimbledon tennis tournament by storm. Virtually ...   Read More
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