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Staffing
My friend Jim Sheppard has posted an interview with William Vanderbloemen and Justin Lathrop on how they see staffing issues changing in churches today.  Here are some of the highlights:
  • They are starting to see new staff positions emerging, particularly among the larger and more innovative churches.  Examples:  Pastor of Social Media, Pastor of Generosity.
  • The role of the Executive Pastor seems to be expanding. More churches are hiring XPs these days.
  • Campus Pastors for multi-site churches are still in big demand, but they are not merely administrative roles…many have to be gifted communicators as well to fill in the gaps with speaking.
  • Succession is THE looming issue in the church.
You can read more details here… it’s good stuff.
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Staffing
If you haven’t met William Vanderbloemen, I’d like to introduce you to him.  I’ve had the opportunity to get to know William on a number of different occasions over the past year.  William has the heart of a pastor (he is one) paired with the energy and spirit of a connector.  And his new staff search group organized this week is there to serve when you need them. William is working with my friends Tony and Carlos to provide a valuable service to churches all across the country looking for key leaders. As William puts it, searching for your next key leader is serious business… as serious as an organ transplant.  “Transplants are critical enough to warrant help. If the operation goes well, your ministry will find a new level of life. If the operation is rushed, goes poorly, or ends in rejection, things can get downright unpleasant.” An outside perspective brings a new set of eyes and ears to the table.  That outside, objective input allows you to determine what kind of person you really need to hire rather than the type of person you THINK you need to hire. William has some pretty impressive letters of recommendation as well.  You should check them out. Here’s the website for Vanderbloemen Search Group. Todd
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