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DeMotte (IN) Church Seeks Associate Pastor

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The First Church of DeMotte (IN) seeks an Associate Pastor to lead a thriving Youth and Children’s Ministry, as well as a thriving Care and Development Ministry, while embodying an Honor-Filled Heart for the House. The Associate Pastor will preach several times throughout the year. The ideal candidate for this position is a passionate follower of Jesus looking to boldly reach the next generation – and willing to do things others aren’t in order to fulfill that mission. Also, this gifted leader is creative and radical, not conventional...

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Des Moines (IA) Christian Reformed Church Awaits New Pastor

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The Crossroads Fellowship Church, a regional fellowship of Reformed Christians serving the Des Moines (IA) metropolitan area, awaits the arrival of a new Senior Pastor. For over sixty years, this congregation has sought to disciple the body of believers to love God, love people, and serve the world. With the benefit of a beautiful and well-designed facility, (constructed in 2000), the congregation of 150 weekly attendees intentionally seeks to reach others for Christ and rejoice with those whom Christ calls as His own. The ideal candidate for...

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Decision-Making or Discernment Process?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Best Practices | 0 comments

Is the pastor search process a decision-making process or discernment process or a little bit of both? We are familiar with decision-making processes the goal of which is to process a decision based on predetermined values, such as credentials, experience, and other non-negotiable factors. During decision–making processes we compare options in a linear and timely manner. Decision-making processes may or may not be accompanied by prayer for the outcomes are determined by the predetermined values. I am most familiar with the decision-making...

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South Holland (IL) Christian Reformed Church Seeks Pastor

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The Peace Christian Reformed Church in South Holland, IL now approaches a crossroad. In response, this small but dedicated congregation of Christ-followers has renewed its commitment to be a relevant, dynamic, and vital witness for Jesus Christ to one another and to the community. For this purpose, they await the arrival of a pastor willing to help them meet that challenge. The ideal candidate for this exciting opportunity is a maturing Christ-follower who has been gifted by the Spirit as a pastor, communicator, and consensus-building leader....

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Arlington, VA Church Seeks Children’s Pastor

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

Perhaps you now serve a grade school as a principal but sense God calling you to bring your acquired skills and spirituals gifts to the service of a local church? Perhaps you now work with children but would like to encourage and empower the adults who work with children? Perhaps you lead one area of service to children but would like to explore opportunities for more leadership? If you resonate with any of those hypothetical situations – or another like them – you will want to check this out: The Grace Community Church, located just...

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Faith Church (Dyer, IN) Seeks Worship Arts Director – Highland Campus

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

Faith Church, one church with multiple locations scattered throughout northwest Indiana, awaits the arrival of a Worship Arts Director – Highland Campus. Each week this gifted artist will provide leadership to all aspects of the creative arts (music, drama, video, graphics, painters, and other media) and technical arts (audio, visual, and other media) as they relate to worship services and events at the Highland Campus of Faith Church. The ideal candidate for this position will be a devoted Christ-follower, a quality vocalist, and a skilled...

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Wilton Center (IL) Church Seeks Pastor

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The Wilton Center (IL) Federated Church, a vibrant but small rural congregation anticipates the arrival of her next pastor. The church envisions a man or woman of God who influences the church and community in what matters most in life through constant, faithful, Christ-like spiritual direction. This servant of the Word will not only be called and equipped by the Triune God to preach, pastor and shepherd, but will also be wired to thrive in a rural setting where relationships matter. The Wilton Center Federated Church likes to have a good...

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Campus Pastor (Great Grand Rapids, MI)

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

Have you been thinking about church planting, but aren’t excited about the prospect of raising money? Have you been equipped by the Lord to be a pastor who builds lifelong relationships through hands-on evangelism and discipleship, but you would like to leave the back-end stuff to someone else? Have you discovered that there is more joy in serving the Lord with friends than serving alone? If your answer to those questions is “Yes,” you may be interested in this exciting opportunity. The Harbor Churches, a collegiate church serving the...

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A Common Misstep by Search Teams

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Best Practices | 0 comments

When discerning the identity of the next pastor, Search Teams, either intentional or unintentionally, evaluate pastoral candidates in, at least, five areas: Character, Competence, Chemistry (with the staff and congregation), Culture (a candidate’s fit in the community), and Credentials (such as a Master of Divinity degree, or ordination by a specific group, or membership in a particular denomination). When asked which of the five is the most important, Search Teams offer four answers: each of the above, except one. I have never worked a...

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Federated Church (Sandwich, IL) Seeks Pastor

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The Federated Church of Sandwich, IL anticipates the next movement of the Spirit. Towards that end, it has begun a search for its next Senior Pastor who, as a general practitioner, will lead worship, teach the Word, pray with and for the congregation, encourage and develop lay leadership, and demonstrate administrative leadership. Ideally, the next Senior Pastor will have experience serving the local church, have earned a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary, and be ordained (or willing to seek ordination) as a minister by the...

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