"God provided Sam Hamstra as a gifted resource and guide for our search team."

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About Us

Sam Hamstra is the founder and leader of ChapterNext, a Chicagoland-based consultancy dedicated to helping congregations open new chapters of dynamic and life-transforming ministry. Since 2007, Sam has been helping congregations turn the page so that they can begin writing new chapters of dynamic and life-transforming ministry. He can help you and your congregation as a pastor search consultant, preaching coach, conference speaker, and church consultant. Read More…


Navigating the Pastor Search Process – A congregation makes few decisions more important than that to call a person to serve as pastor. And, in today’s changing world, a congregation faces few decisions more difficult than discerning who to call as pastor. Never before has the need for an experienced, independent, discerning voice been more obvious. This is where ChapterNext has found a niche. Since its inception, we have guided congregations through a discernment process that has led to mutually beneficial and God-honoring marriages between pastors and people. If you long to open a chapter of ministry with a new pastor, you will want to contact us to learn more. Read More…


Lead Pastor Opportunity (Muskegon, MI)

Bethany Christian Reformed Church has begun the search for a Lead Pastor to usher her into a new chapter of ministry, one in which the congregation pursues Christ’s passion for children and young people, Christ’s promises through fervent prayer, and Christ’s power to reconcile people to each other and to God. The Lead Pastor of Read More…

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