William Vanderbloemen was a pastor for fifteen years and is the founder/President of Vanderbloemen Search Group, a church staffing and pastor search firm helping churches and ministries build great teams by finding their key staff.

William has combined over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of executive search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.

His book Next: Pastoral Succession That Works on effective pastoral leadership and succession was released through Baker Books in September 2014. His most recent book Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook, the practical guide to the pastor search process, was released through B&H Publishing in June 2016.

He is also a regular contributor to several major publications including Forbes where he covers topics about having a strong faith and building a business, Fortune, and Outreach Magazine. He has also been published through Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Inc.


Workshop Session 1: How to Hire People That Fit Your Church Staff Culture
Hiring is an art, not a science ... especially when it comes to the nuances of ministry. In this session William Vanderbloemen, President of Vanderbloemen Search Group, will teach you the practical steps you need to take to hire the right people that will fit your church staff culture and help take your church to the next level.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Student Center - Room 140

Workshop Session 2: How to Transform Your Staff Culture into a Growth Engine for Your Church
The health of your church staff culture can make or break the growth of your church. Have a siloed team that refuses to work together? Don't expect your church to grow. Have a team that celebrates wins and takes ministry risks together? Watch it thrive. In this session, William Vanderbloemen, President of Vanderbloemen Search Group, will teach you the practical steps to making your church staff culture one of the most effective growth engines for your church.
Time: Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Student Center - Room 140

Workshop Session 3: How to Build a Healthy Staff Team from the Ground Up
Building a contagious culture is hard work, but it's crucial to retaining a high capacity church staff. How can you do that when you're planting a church, have a congregation that needs you, and Sunday to prepare for each week? In this session, you will learn what the best churches across the country are doing to align vision, develop leaders, and build a culture where staff and volunteers are lining up to get on board.
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301G

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