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Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast
36 minutes | 9 days ago
How Your Congregation Can Adapt & Thrive After A Crisis With Karl Vaters
William Vanderbloemen, our founder and CEO talks with Karl Vaters, Author, Speaker, and Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship. In this conversation, Karl shares the 4 main points from his newest book, “The Church Recovery Guide: How Your Congregation Can Adapt and Thrive After a Crisis.” In this book and podcast, Karl outlines practical steps that you can take to help your church thrive after COVID-19 and be prepared for the next storm that may arise. While COVID is the crisis we’re currently facing, his insights are timeless and applicable for navigating any challenge you may be facing today or in the future. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/thrive-after-crisis-karl-vaters-podcast https://www.xpastor.org/courses/2021-xp-seminar/
28 minutes | 16 days ago
Creating An Online Experience, Tools And Resources From Carl Barnhill, Twelve:Thirty Media
In this episode, Holly Tate, VP of Business Development and Marketing here at Vanderblomen talks with Carl Barnhill, founder, and CEO of Twelve:Thirty Media. Twelve:Thirty helps churches get ready for Sunday mornings, whether it’s tech, audio, or graphics, they have got you covered! Carl shares how he has seen churches figure out the physical and digital worship experience in the midst of COVID. He reminds us of the importance of producing an experience both in-person and online that people can interact with, grow with, and have community with one another. Lastly, Carl recommends several resources that can help your church get started on its online experience. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/online-experience-carl-barnhill-podcast https://www.xpastor.org/courses/2021-xp-seminar/
39 minutes | 23 days ago
How God Built This With Lysa Terkeurst, Author, Speaker & President of Proverbs 31 Ministries
In today’s episode, our Founder and CEO, William Vanderbloemen talks Lysa Terkeurst, Author, Speaker & President of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Proverbs 31 Ministries is a non-denominational ministry that seeks to lead women into a personal relationship with Christ. It provides resources such as free devotionals, podcasts, and bible studies for women. In this conversation, Lysa shares how God has used the last 27 years of this ministry to grow and transform women's lives all over the world. She highlights the slow start that God used to develop the character of the ministry to match its calling. She shares her heart, pain, and struggle of moving towards forgiveness and writing her newest book, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, available for preorder now. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/how-god-built-this-lysa-terkeurst https://www.xpastor.org/courses/2021-xp-seminar/
25 minutes | a month ago
Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets With Andy Stanley
In this episode, William Vanderbloemen, our founder and CEO talks with Andy Stanley, Author and Senior Pastor at North Point Community Church, and Founder of North Point Ministries. Andy shares the 5 key questions from his newest book, “Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets” that you should ask yourself every time you are faced with a decision. Andy shares that he lives out this process in his own life and his hope is that we would make better decisions in our Christian walk and consequently, live with fewer regrets. Andy reminds us that our decisions determine the direction of our lives, so it is important that we are honest with ourselves in answering these questions. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/better-decisions-fewer-regrets-andy-stanley
44 minutes | a month ago
Racial Reconciliation In Academia And The Church With Dr. Tubbs & Dr. Rivers
In today’s episode, Chantel McHenry, Director of Special Initiatives and Operations & Executive Search Consultant here at Vanderbloemen talks with Dr. Jacqueline Rivers and Dr. David Tubbs of the Center for the Study of Christianity and the Black Experience at The King’s College in New York City. Dr. Rivers and Dr. Tubbs share how the Center is approaching racial equality. They explain how as an academic Christian leader, it’s critical to create opportunities for students to educate themselves on the background of racial tensions in the United States. These opportunities help build unity, empathy, and understanding amongst new generations of believers. Dr. Rivers reminds us to prayerfully listen, educate, and approach racial conversations as believers while remembering that Jesus is our eternal hope for justice. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/racial-reconciliation-academia-church-podcast
31 minutes | a month ago
Inspiration For Future Church Gatherings With Senior Pastor, Chris Hodges
This episode is part 5 in our 5-part series, The State of the Church. In today’s episode, our CEO & Founder, William Vanderbloemen talks with Pastor Chris Hodges, Founding and Senior Pastor of Church Of The Highlands They discuss how the future of the church needs to be a return to the Biblical basics with a focus on community, connection, and relationship. Pastor Chris offers a positive outlook for what's to come and encourages fellow pastors to release fear by looking up instead of looking around. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/future-church-gatherings-podcast-hodges Tweet your takeaways from today’s show using the hashtag #vandercast and join our Facebook group to see exclusive content from each episode.
56 minutes | a month ago
Agility: The Catalyst That Saved The Small Church During COVID-19
This episode is part 3 in our 5-part series, The State of the Church. In today’s episode, our CEO & Founder, William Vanderbloemen talks with a panel of pastors including Lillian Daniel, Jim Gribnitz, John Hagmann on managing the switch to virtual services as a smaller, more traditional church. These leaders all experienced the sudden shift from conducting church in-person with little to no online component to operating fully online when COVID-19 hit. Through their trials, they now feel that their commitment to agility and willingness to focus on what could be done rather than what was taken away has led them to an even stronger place of service than before. They discuss the struggles, fears, victories, and hopes that this global pandemic has brought to their unique communities. Walk away with encouragement, hope, and a sense of feeling known as these pastors vulnerably share their experiences. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/agility-catalyst-saved-church-podcast Tweet your takeaways from today’s show using the hashtag #vandercast and join our Facebook group to see exclusive content from each episode. https://bit.ly/31oNxMW
37 minutes | a month ago
Finding Profound Healing In The Basics Of Ministry With Senior Pastor, Jud Wilhite
This episode is part 2 in our 5-part series, The State of the Church. In today’s episode, our CEO & Founder, William Vanderbloemen talks with Jud Wilhite, Senior Pastor of Central Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jud and William discuss how to serve well as a pastor through this continuing season of uncertainty and fear. Through COVID-19, Jud’s church has served over 7 million pounds of food to over 570,000 families at their food bank as their way of loving their community. He encourages ministry leaders to live in the moment that Christ is providing and meet the needs of the church, city, and those hurting. He reminds us that it’s in the simplicity of the basics that we hear God’s voice. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/healing-basics-ministry-podcast-wilhite Tweet your takeaways from today’s show using the hashtag #vandercast and join our Facebook group to see exclusive content from each episode.
18 minutes | a month ago
How COVID-19 Impacted The Future Church Technology With Troy Pollock, Chief Ambassador Of PushPay
This episode is part 1 in our 5-part series, The State of the Church. In today’s episode, our CEO & Founder, William Vanderbloemen talks with Troy Pollock, Chief Ambassador of PushPay, the leading organization in church giving and technology and one of our strategic partners. Troy and William discuss how COVID-19 has accelerated the need, and thus, the use of technology, even in more typically traditional industries such as the Church. And how this adoption has brought tremendous growth to those willing to jump on board. PushPay’s success reminds us of the potential we have, even in crisis, to accelerate the Kingdom with the resources and skills we have. Catch the shownotes from this episode: https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/future-church-technology-podcast-troy-pollock Tweet your takeaways from today’s show using the hashtag #vandercast and join our Facebook group to see exclusive content from each episode.
32 minutes | a month ago
Hyper-Localize Your Mission And Message With Chris Seay, Founding And Lead Pastor Of Ecclesia
This episode is part 4 in our 5-part series, The State of the Church. In this episode, our CEO & Founder, William Vanderbloemen talks with Chris Seay, founding and Lead Pastor of Ecclesia, a progressive Christian community in Houston, Texas. Chris and William discuss the need for hyper-localized pastoring as online church becomes more prevalent. Since churchgoers can listen to any sermon and any preacher online, it’s critical for local pastors to build relationships with the members of their community and create messages that ties directly to their current experiences. Chris offers powerful comfort and tangible tips for serving your congregation well through crisis and always staying focused on our true purpose - loving our neighbors as ourselves. Catch the shownotes: https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/hyper-localize-mission-message-podcast Tweet your takeaways from today’s show using the hashtag #vandercast and join our Facebook group to see exclusive content from each episode.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Connection Over Content: Church Communication In 2020 With Ryan Wakefield, Founder Of Church Marketing University
In this episode, Holly Tate, Vice President of Business Development here at Vanderbloemen talks with Ryan Wakefield, Founder of Church Marketing University, where he helps provide marketing and communications resources for churches all over the world. Ryan has a passion to see churches grow and reach their God-given vision as he helps them navigate the unforeseen waters of the digital church, by sharing ways to successfully leap into the digital community, as well as what not to do while making the transition. This conversation reminds us of how important it is to utilize an online presence in order to drive the church forward. As a marketer, content becomes secondary when you have a world that is starving for connection and community. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/connection-over-content-communication-podcast Tweet your takeaways from today’s show using the hashtag #vandercast and join our Facebook group to see exclusive content from each episode.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Navigating The Future Of Discipleship With Pastor Obi
In this episode, our Content Coordinator, Karess Grant, talks with Pastor Obi, Dean at Remnant Bible College and Young Adults Pastor at His Tabernacle Family Church. In the wake of COVID-19 impacting our church gatherings in the US, Pastor Obi speaks wisdom into what discipleship looks like amidst a pandemic and what’s important for the future of discipleship to thrive in believers. He shares tangible ways to balance discipleship in person and online and how to navigate loving and supporting others through isolation. This conversation reminds us that while discipleship may not look the same right now, the end goal is still the same and our God is not changing. The mission and goals of Christianity don't change through physical separation. Catch the shownotes: https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/navigating-future-discipleship-obi-podcast Tweet your takeaways from today’s show using the hashtag #vandercast and join our Facebook group to see exclusive content from each episode.
4 minutes | 2 months ago
Coming Soon: State Of The Church Series
While 2020 has been a great disruptor, it has also been the great accelerator. Through the many trials this year has introduced, there’s been a rush of innovation, adaptation, and a return to the basics. To share the many different ways Christian leaders are taking advantage of this year’s events, our CEO & Founder, William Vanderbloemen spoke with Pastors and Ministry leaders from around the country about how COVID-19 has impacted their Kingdom efforts and what they project the lasting impacts will be. On October 15, we're releasing this set of conversations as a 5-part podcast series: The State Of The Church.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
How To Grow Millennial Engagement At Your Church With Ben Windle, Author & Church Planter
In today’s episode, Holly Tate, VP of Business Development, talks to author and church planter, Benjamin Windle about how we can practice generational intelligence. Benjamin was born on the border between Generation X and the Millenials. By not completely fitting in either generation, he is able to provide a unique insight into both as we navigate viral, economic, and grief pandemics all at once. He strongly believes that millennials can grow your church and change the world with their unique experiences and point of view. Ben shares how the church can engage with and care for these younger generations well. This conversation reminds us that the starting point of every effective ministry starts with pursuing a deeper understanding of your audience. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/grow-millenial-engagement-podcast-ben-windle
30 minutes | 2 months ago
How To Serve Students In Christian Higher Education With Dr. David Dockery, President of IACE
In today’s episode, our founder and CEO, William Vanderbloemen, talks with Dr. David Dockery, the founding President of the International Alliance for Christian Education, and Professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Dockery has served 37 years in Christian higher education. William and Dr. Dockery share how educators can lead, serve, and communicate well with students and families amidst a global crisis. He provides tangible ideas that can benefit students and provide community in a time of isolation. This conversation reminds us to depend on the Lord’s faithfulness and convey a sense of hope to students as they navigate this transformational time of life. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/serve-student-christian-education-dockery
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Get Unstuck: Reimagining Church And Embracing Change With Tony Morgan, Founder & Lead Strategist, The Unstuck Group
In today’s episode, our founder and CEO, William Vanderbloemen, talks with Tony Morgan, founder of the Unstuck Group. The Unstuck Group offers coaching sessions focused on vision, strategy, team, and action for pastors and church leaders. Tony and his team help churches people meet, follow Jesus, and build a healthy church staff and culture. Tony shares the trends he has seen in churches throughout COVID-19 and how to alter your church’s engagement strategy without compromising the mission. This conversation encourages church leaders to steward resources wisely and utilize their innate leadership abilities to shepherd their church and community in times such as this that are primed with opportunity. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/reimagining-church-embrace-change-morgan-podcast
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Keeping Camps Connected With Rich Birch, Executive Director Of Camp Miniyowe
In today’s episode, VP of Business Development, Holly Tate, talked with Rich Birch, author, camp director, multisite church pioneer, and the founder of Unseminary. Rich talks specifically about his experience as the Executive Director of Camp Miniyowe, a Christian Summer Camp, during the inconsistencies and uncertainty of COVID-19. Rich explains tangible tactics summer camps can use to serve their campers and families best. Rich also points out the new forms of church coaching and consulting he has seen come to life through the impacts of COVID-19, particularly with multisite churches. This conversation reminds us that God is still at work during uncertain times, and we can embrace the opportunity of learning how to be agile in order to serve him and his people best. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/camps-connected-rich-birch-podcast
37 minutes | 3 months ago
10 Years Of Vanderbloemen: Reflecting On The Past And Looking To The Future With William Vanderbloemen, CEO & Founder
In this episode, VP of Business Development and Marketing, Holly Tate sits down with William Vanderbloemen, our founder and CEO, and together, reflect over the last 10 years of Vanderbloemen. William has been helping churches find their pastors for over 10 years, and it's been amazing to see how our work has expanded to other Christian organizations like Christian schools, higher education, nonprofits, para-church ministries, and even businesses run by Christian leaders. William also makes a big announcement about the launch of our sister company, ChristianTeams! https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/vanderbloemen-ten-years-past-future-podcast
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Equipping Christian Schools For Race Conversations with David Robinson, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
On today’s episode, Executive Search Consultant, Brain Jensen, talks with David Robinson, Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Grace Community School in Tyler, Texas. David has been a leader in racial conversations in Christian education centers across the country, and he has helped schools structure diversity programming and practices in order to engage in God-honoring ways. Brian talks with David about how to equip Christian schools for this conversation and raise up leaders to cultivate cultural awareness. David and Brian’s conversation provides an encouraging reminder that as believers, we should desire to step in and support each other in striving towards racial equality. Blog: https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/diversity-conversation-education-david-robinson
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Seeking Unity In Diversity with Reverend Rufus Smith & Pastor Jimmy Rollins
In today’s episode, our founder and CEO, William Vanderbloemen, talks with Jimmy Rollins, Pastor of i5City Church in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and Rufus Smith, Reverend at Hope Evangelical Presbyterian in Cordova, Tennessee. William talks to Pastors Jimmy and Pastor Rufus about the seeds of racial unrest in the church and steps we can take toward racial reconciliation. They discuss the need for leaders to step out of their comfort zones and answer the call for diversity, while ultimately looking to the Lord through the challenges that will arise. Jimmy draws the analogy that diversity is the layover, while unity and the gospel is the final destination. Tweet your takeaways from today’s show using the hashtag vandercast and join our Facebook group where we post behind the scenes content. Blog: https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/seeking-unity-diversity-podcast-pastors-rufus-jimmy
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