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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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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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Five Steps to Denominational Renewal

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Miscellanies | 1 comment

Most pastors will acknowledge that the relationship between their congregations and their denominations is tethered by but a thread. One simple explanation for this is that denominations serve but a small percentage of the essential needs of their congregations. For many congregations, denominational services may be limited to insurance plans, pensions, seminaries, and ordinations. Outside of such, congregations have found few denominational resources essential to their lives and ministries. And that’s OK.  From my perspective, I don’t...

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Senior Pastor Opportunity (Plainfield, IL)

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

Christ Community Church (Plainfield, IL) has begun a search for her next Senior Pastor to lead the congregation into a refreshing season of stability and growth. This young congregation of Christ-followers is about three things: Jesus, community, and mission—in that order. CCC is about Jesus because real lasting joy, hope and change is only found in and through Him, about community because Jesus is big enough to bring diverse people together, and about mission because Jesus sends us out to make a positive difference in his name. CCC awaits a...

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Pastoral Opportunity in Costa Rica

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

Escazú Christian Fellowship  (ECF) has begun an international search for her next pastor – a dedicated Christ-follower gifted by the Spirit as a shepherd, preacher, teacher, and leader. The pastor of the ECF is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the church and the spiritual development of the ECF community, as well as the coordination and support of volunteers. The pastor’s primary responsibilities include leading the congregation in pursuit of its mission and in incremental growth, planning and leading the weekly...

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Director of Worship Arts & Music Opportunity

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The First Christian Reformed Church, serving Hanford, California and its surrounding communities, awaits the arrival of a first full-time Director of Worship Arts & Music. Established more than 100 years ago, the First CRC is congregation of approximately 475 people with an average morning attendance of 265. As it seeks to fulfill its mission “to saturate (its) community with God’s grace and goodness,” the congregation hopes that its new Director will lead the way towards corporate worship that is God-glorifying,...

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