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Youth & Family Ministries Opportunity

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The First Reformed Church of Friesland (WI) seeks a Youth & Family Discipleship Pastor to help them glorify God by making spiritually healthy, reproducing followers of Jesus Christ. This pastor will have the privilege of leading one of the most dynamic youth ministries in the region. These ministries, supported by an excellent facility which includes a large Family Center (gym), have been a strength of the congregation for many years and their reach extends beyond the church into the community. Over the past twenty-two years, the youth and...

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PC or MAC? Relational or Attractional?

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Strategy and Values | 0 comments

For years I have used and loved my PC but my employer just provided me with a new MAC. As you may know, the two computer systems are similar but differ significantly – and the difference between the two is frustrating me! I am an older, pleated-pants kind of guy and am tempted to give my MAC to someone else on campus. I am sure a young, hipster would treasure it. Two different models, the PC and MAC, operate similar but different systems. Similarly, congregations typically employ one of two models or systems in their efforts to seek and...

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Senior Pastor Opportunity in Holland, MI

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

Calvary Church in Holland, MI has begun a search for a Senior Pastor to join us, challenge us, and encourage us through preaching, teaching, vision casting, and the promotion of Calvary’s core values. We prayerfully await an authentic, humble, culturally engaged, and relational Senior Pastor who values a fuller and more faithful participation by the local church in God’s mission. The ideal candidate for this position will be a dynamic leader with documented success in vision casting and team building, as well as a gifted communicator...

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Shall We Hold ‘em or Fold ‘em?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Success Stories | 2 comments

On June 15, 2014, the Park Place Baptist Church in Montgomery, IL was a 147 year-old American Baptist congregation with a dwindling membership, insufficient resources, a pastoral vacancy, a baptismal filled with church records instead of water, and a tired remnant of dedicated members. Uncertain about how to proceed, the congregation partnered with Sam Hamstra of ChapterNext, for assistance. Together they began a discernment process to discover God’s will for their future. To facilitate that process they committed themselves to meeting two...

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International Mission Consultants – Comayagua, Honduras

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

“Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.” Psalm 82:3 Within the country of Honduras, thousands of children become orphaned or are abandoned each year. AGC Ltd (All God’s Children) champions the cause of these children, and is committed to providing a better life for them. AGC partners with indigenous holistic ministries in Honduras to offer these children hope for their future. All God’s Children, a non-profit organization governed by a U.S. board of directors, was organized in 1988....

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Arlington, VA Church Seeks Children’s Pastor

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 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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Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel, and the Pastor Search Team

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Best Practices | 1 comment

Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, was wakened by a troubling dream but, once awake, couldn’t remember the dream. He sought help from the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers. “Tell me what my dream was and interpret it,” he asked. When they failed, the king ordered their execution, as well as the execution of other “wise men” in the country. Daniel, one of those wise men scheduled for execution, went to the king and asked for and was given time to interpret the dream. Returning home, he asked friends to pray for...

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DeMotte (IN) Church Seeks Associate (Youth) 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 have the privilege of working alongside Pastor John Hill, witnessing the construction of a new facility, preaching preach several times throughout the year, and much more. The ideal candidate for this position is a passionate follower of Jesus looking to boldly reach the next generation – and willing to...

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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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