Andrew VanDerLinden

Andrew VanDerLinden

Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania

Andrew VanDerLinden is the executive pastor at Community Church in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. He has served in children and family ministry since 2002. His passion is team building, organization, and productivity. 

The Transformative Power of Appreciation

It shouldn’t be a secret: your leaders need to feel appreciated! When you’re adding kids and losing leaders, this is a recipe for disaster. This children’s pastor realized something needed to change. He was beginning to doubt his abilities. Worse yet, he started to doubt his calling into the ministry. “My problem was, I was so focused on adding new volunteers that I didn’t give much thought to the ones who were already committed, already trained, and already serving in the trenches.