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    The Secret To Leading & Motivating Millennials

    Millennials are lazy. Millennials are entitled. Millennials don't respect authority. I hear these phrases all too often from church leaders. Yes, millennials are much different than any generation before them, but I've found that they are a highly motivated and eager generation that's on fire for building the Kingdom.

    Millennials are now officially the largest generation in the workforce, and church leaders must be equipped with how to effectively lead and motivate them.

    My team at Vanderbloemen Search Group is 68% millennials, and it's been incredible for me to watch God use them in exciting ways.

    In this lesson, I'll teach you practical steps to how you can lead and motivate the millennials in your church.

    9 Lessons / 56 Minutes
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    How To Build A Contagious Staff Culture

    Your culture can make or break the growth of your church. A toxic culture can bring a church down, and a thriving culture can propel a church into its next level of growth.

    So what is culture and what should yours look like? Beyond the decorations, beyond the coffee bar, how do you build a culture that attracts talent and, in turn, people to your services?

    It starts with knowing your values and driving those values through everything you do as a team. Vanderbloemen Search Group was honored to win the 2015 Top Company Culture award in the Small Business Category from Entrepreneur Magazine. We've learned a lot over the years as we've tried to build a culture where our team is thriving.

    In this lesson, I'll teach you the practical steps to building and maintaining a culture that is contagious, inspiring your team to growth.

    8 Lessons / 38 Minutes
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    How To Lead Effective Meetings

    One of the biggest challenges church leaders face is leading effective meetings. I see so many church leaders waste hours of their week in pointless meetings.

    Your meetings are longer than they need to be and you should be accomplishing more. Meetings are expensive, so make sure you get the most out of them.

    I'll teach you the practical steps to leading effective meetings that serve you, your team, and your congregation well. Learn how to lead meetings that aren't tolerated but celebrated!

    7 Lessons / 57 Minutes
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    How To Hire The Right People

    Hiring is an art, not a science.

    I believe that people problems are the #1 impediment to the local church realizing its full potential.

    In this session, I'll teach you what I've learned about hiring by conducting over 800 pastoral searches and interviewing over 10,000 candidates.

    6 Lessons / 46 Minutes
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    How To Fire Gracefully

    When is it time to prune?

    This is never a happy topic, but a necessary one. How do you discern the proper time to prune and the proper time to guide? William walks through this rather tough lesson and how to fire with truth and grace.

    5 Lessons / 41 Minutes
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    Effective Succession & Legacy Planning

    The truth is that every pastor is an interim pastor. Succession has been a taboo topic for far too long. Smart pastors are planning for their succession early because they know that it is essential to the long-term health of their church.

    Check out NEXT: Pastoral Succession That Works here:

    10 Lessons / 01 Hour25 Minutes
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    How Church Leaders Can Avoid Burnout

    What would it look like to practice total life stewardship? We've seen far too many pastors have to resign over the past year because of burnout. Tired pastors make mistakes.

    "Work-Life Balance" is a phrase that is used often, but what does it mean and how do you practice it? William walks through work-life balance, what we call "whole life stewardship," by giving you practical steps towards it as well as reasons, both biblical and experiential, to implement it.

    8 Lessons / 54 Minutes
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    How To Effectively Lead Change In Your Church

    In 2016, we conducted a survey of over 2,000 ministry leaders, and we learned that the #1 ministry challenge they face is leading change.

    In this session, William talks with Holly about the biggest mistake he made as a pastor - improperly leading change. He moved too fast and helps church leaders understand how speed can dislodge trust.

    You will learn practical steps for how you can effectively lead your team and congregation through change.

    7 Lessons / 54 Minutes
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    How To Decrease Legal Risk For Your Church

    Many church leaders aren't taught the legal risk that comes with running a church. In this session, David Middlebrook of the Church Law Group shares his advice for every church leader on how you can protect your team, yourself, and your congregation.

    4 Lessons / 43 Minutes
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    How To Build A Leadership Development Pipeline

    Great leaders raise leaders up. You know you need to develop leaders, but it takes a lot of time and intentionality. In this session, William talks with both Holly and Tim about practical steps to building a leadership pipeline.

    8 Lessons / 01 Hour03 Minutes
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    How To Attract & Retain Volunteers

    A congregation lives and dies by its team of volunteers. How do you go about recruiting great ones and caring for them in a way that they attract others. William talks with Tim Stevens who wrote Simply Strategic Volunteers about how to build a self-sustaining volunteer development process.

    5 Lessons / 30 Minutes
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    How To Lead Effective Staff Reviews

    William Vanderbloemen and Tim Stevens discuss why staff reviews are challenging for church leaders, the mechanics of effective staff reviews, and how you can build a sustainable review system for your church staff.

    4 Lessons / 0 Minutes
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    Video Interviews With Ministry Leaders

    3 Lessons / 01 Hour28 Minutes