Did you know that culture is crucial to building a thriving, effective ministry?
My friend, William Vanderbloemen, has just released a ground-breaking book about culture that is a must read.
William is the founder and CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group, an executive search firm that helps churches, ministries and faith-based organizations build strong teams through their innovative pastor search and church staffing process.
In Culture Wins, William defines culture as this.
"Culture is about how a team uniquely functions when it’s at its best. It’s about how you function as a team when you’re working well. It’s about knowing the habits, customs, and mannerisms that are common to your team but uncommon to other teams. And ultimately, building an effective culture means knowing, memorializing, and embedding them as cultural values the team is expected to live by."
This book was written not from theory alone, but from proven principles that can help you build a great culture. The team at Vanderbloemen has won numerous awards for their culture, including being named #1 on Entrepreneur.com’s Top Company Culture list in the Small Company category.
Whether you realize it or not, your ministry has a culture. This book will help you identify your culture, analyze it and then take it to a revitalized, healthier place. From hiring key staff to on-boarding volunteers to putting values in place, you'll discover how to create a ministry where people love to work and serve.
You can have a great ministry strategy, but without a great culture, the strategy will fall flat. You can have talented team members, but without a great culture, they will struggle. You can have great vision, but without a great culture, the vision will not be realized.
Reading this book has given me a fresh perspective about how much culture matters and the steps it takes to create a great one. I want to encourage you to dive into it as well.
You can purchase the book at this link.
And William is going to give away a free copy to one of our readers. You can enter the giveaway by emailing me at email@example.com. I will randomly pick one person and announce the winner here on this site next Tuesday, April 3rd.
p.s. If you are called to full-time children's ministry and looking for a position or if you're a church searching for children's ministry staff, then Vanderbloemen can help.
They have a great heart for children's ministry. I had the privilege of talking with William about "How Children's Ministry is a Growth Engine for the Church" on his podcast. You can listen to it here.