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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Your congregation a frontier church or immigrant church?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Best Practices | 0 comments

Throughout the history of Christianity, I have observed two models of church planting that, for the sake of this conversation, I will label Frontier & Immigrant. Typically, the Frontier model church plant is the fruit of an evangelist who, in obedience to the call of God, brings the Gospel to a new geographic area or to a specific unchurched group within a geographic area that is already churched. As a result of this work, individuals come to faith and form a fellowship of believers. This was the model employed by the apostle Paul who,...

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Looking for a Coach?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Best Practices | 0 comments

The average pastoral tenure – regardless of position – is a mere three years. That’s the bad news.  The good news is, a quality search process can go a long way to ensuring your congregation’s next addition stays around for a lot longer. Over the last decade, ChapterNext has developed a reputation for sustainable search. Our process is reality based, detail driven, Gospel-based, and rigorous. By following a protocol of full disclosure and painstakingly aligning key values and goals, new leaders and congregations tend to “put down...

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GRIP Outreach for Youth Director of Development Opportunity in Chicago

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

GRIP Outreach For Youth in Chicago seeks an experienced, highly engaging, and relational person to join their team as the new Director of Development. This position is a great opportunity for a person passionate about pouring into the lives of fatherless high-school students in Chicago, for a maturing Christ-follower excited by the prospect of Chicago teens growing into solid Christian adults who positively impact their communities, and for a hard- working individual who longs to be a difference maker in the world. The Director of Development...

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Pastor Opportunity (Pella, Iowa)

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The Second Christian Reformed Church anticipates the arrival of a new Pastor to lead her into a new chapter of ministry. This person, motivated by a love for the Lord and His Bride, will lead, nurture and maintain a structure and environment for faithful and effective ministry in the name of Christ. His primary responsibilities will be preaching, leadership, pastoral care, and outreach. The ideal candidate will have benefited from theological training and pastoral experience. He will also fulfill the biblical qualifications for elder and be...

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Lead Pastor Opportunity (Muskegon, MI)

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

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 Bethany Christian Reformed Church will lead, nurture and maintain a structure and environment for multicultural and multi-generational ministry as the presence of Christ in core-city Muskegon. The primary...

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