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Director of Worship & Student Ministries

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

New Life Church (New Lenox, IL) has begun a nationwide search for a person willing and able to take up the responsibility of leading two vital ministries: Worship & Student Ministries. The ideal candidate for this position will be a humble and dedicated Christ-follower with a love for and desire to serve the local church. In addition, he or she will be a team player gifted in the areas of consensus building leadership, developing and implementing strategies, and recruiting and training volunteers.  The Director of Worship & Student Ministries will lead the weekly gathering of New...

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Lead Pastor Opportunity in Kalamazoo, MI

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The Third Christian Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, MI anticipates the arrival of a Lead Pastor, a person of God who will lead the congregation into a new chapter of ministry in the name of Jesus Christ. First and foremost, the Lead Pastor shall be a gifted communicator and leader characterized by a deep and growing love for the Lord and His church. As a communicator, the Lead Pastor will have the privilege of preparing and delivering biblically based and relevant sermons to the gathered community, as well as planning and leading inspiring worship services. As a leader, the Lead Pastor will...

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Pastor of Worship & Pastoral Care Opportunity

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

River Terrace Church (East Lansing, MI) anticipates the arrival of a new Pastor of Worship and Pastoral Care. This person will primarily be charged with planning and leading worship services, as well as providing spiritual care for the congregation. He or she will partner with Ken Bieber, Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship, and a team of wonderful staff. The ideal candidate for this exciting opportunity is a passionate lover of the Triune God, one who challenges the church to be servants of Christ, possesses a deep and brazen faith, is gifted as an empowering teacher and worship leader, is a...

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Executive Pastor & Worship Pastor Positions – South Bend/Mishawaka Region

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

River Valley Church, a vibrant and growing congregation serving the South Bend – Mishawaka (IN) region, looks forward to adding two new members to its ministry staff: an Executive Pastor and a Worship Pastor. The Executive Pastor will assist Lead Pastor Mark Moore in providing leadership for the growth and development of ministry of River Valley Church. The Worship Pastor will provide leadership for the worship ministries and creative arts of a congregation with an average attendance for two Sunday morning services totaling nearly 1000. River Valley Church is a healthy, twenty-five...

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Three Pastor Search Team Potholes

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Best Practices | 2 comments

It is pothole season in the Midwest, that time of the year when those driving cars best keep their eyes on the road so they may avoid major cavities waiting to dent one or more of wheels. And it’s always pothole season when a pastor search team begins its work. The road before the team includes many potholes they want to evade. Here are three. First, beware of the resume pothole. Resumes serve an important role in the search process but search teams review them looking for predetermined elements. As a result, they often overlook outstanding candidates who do not fit their limited...

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