William Vanderbloemen

William Vanderbloemen was a pastor for fifteen years and is the founder and CEO  of Vanderbloemena Christian executive search firm, helping churches and ministries build great teams by finding their key staff.

He 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.
William is the author of Next: Pastoral Succession That WorksSearch: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook, and Culture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace.
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 CompanyEntrepreneur, and Inc.

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William Vanderbloemen’s HeroMaker Story

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9 Secrets to Building a Contagious Church Staff Culture

God is moving, and He is going to build His church whether we're in it or not. - William Vanderbloemen…

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Three Secrets to Interviewing Your New Team Member

When you're building your ministry team, culture trumps competency every single time. How do you effectively interview for both culture…

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Who Will Lead After You? Your Guide To Effective Pastoral Succession Planning

Every pastor is an interim pastor. Your personal succession plan has a direct impact on your church's legacy and long-term…

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Three Secrets to Interviewing Your New Team Member

The most expensive hire you will ever make, is hiring the wrong person. What can be done to up the…
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Team Building

Two of the hardest decisions you will make as a church planter is who to hire first and who to…


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Leadership Development