When a pastor leaves a church, ministries are disrupted and members often depart. But it doesn't have to be that way. Offering practical insights on forming a search committee, William Vanderbloemen's valuable guide helps your congregation and search committee ask the right questions in order to find a minister that matches your church's vision, culture, and heart.
Finding your churchs pastor is as serious as an organ transplant.
You need a pastor that matches your churchs vision, culture, and most importantly, your churchs heart. While there is no simple, one-size-fits-all solution to the puzzle of planning for a seamless pastor search, this handbook was created to provide pastor search committees, church leaders, and pastors a guide to asking the right questions in order to plan for the overwhelming pastor search process.
William Vanderbloemen has spent years focusing on connecting churches with pastors who fit their ministry context. Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook guides church members through the process finding the right leader for their church.
Every church faces leadership changes. Leadership transitions often negatively affect the life of the church. Ministries are halted, church members leave, and giving slows down. The momentum the church was building is lost. Imagine instead that the church had a process already in place. What if they knew how to form a search committee and begin the search process for the person God is calling to lead their church?
William Vanderbloemen (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) served for fifteen years in ministry as a senior pastor to churches in North Carolina, Alabama and Texas. He also has experience as a Manager in Human Resources in a Fortune 200 company, where he focused on integration of corporate culture and succession planning. He is the founder and CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group, based in Houston, TX, specializing in helping churches and ministries build great teams by finding their key staff. William has consulted with hundreds of churches and ministries around the world on the issues of executive search, succession planning, compensation analyses, and staff culture. Hes a regular contributor to Forbes, Fortune, and Outreach Magazine about team building trends and faith in the workplace. He and his wife, Adrienne, live in Houston with their seven children and poodle Moses.