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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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Montana Church Seeks Senior Pastor

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

Christ Evangelical & Reformed Church in Hardin, Montana, a member in good standing with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, has begun a search for her next Senior Pastor. This ninety-seven year old congregation, with a renewed  commitment to make disciples transformed by the Word of God, seeks a general practitioner who excels in preaching and leadership. The ideal candidate for Christ E&R will thrive in a small community wherein relationships of love and integrity supplement pastoral gifting. In addition, the ideal...

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Elmhurst (IL) Church Seeks Director of Care and Community

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The Elmhurst (IL) Christian Reformed Church has begun a search for a Director of Care and Community to promote a loving, supportive, environment within an organized ministry structure whereby physical, emotional and spiritual care can be easily accessed and disbursed within the congregation. The Director of Care and Community will also lead the team that welcomes and connect every member, guest, and regular attender to the church. This team will champion the causes of getting people connected to the church and making this a congregation within...

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Orland Park, IL Church Seeks Senior Director of Worship & Arts

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The Calvary Reformed Church, located in Orland Park, IL, has begun a nationwide search for a Senior Director of Worship & Arts.  This gifted artist will provide leadership for the worship and arts ministries of the congregation.  This leadership will flow from: a personal commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, a maturing faith, a steadfast and humble character, a reliance on the authority of Scripture and prayer, and a call to equip the saints.   The ideal candidate for this position will be a quality vocalist and skilled...

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Congregations Explore “One Church Multiple Locations”

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Strategy and Values | 3 comments

An historic meeting took place on Monday, May 19, 2014 in Morrison. Fourteen individuals, representing three congregations (First Christian Reformed Church of Fulton (IL), Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Fulton, and the Morrison (IL) Christian Reformed Church), came together, with the authorization of their Councils, to discuss a future of shared ministry. The conversation was led by Sam Hamstra, founder of ChapterNext. The two hour meeting characterized by hope and joy as the participants embraced the promise that God is able to do far...

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