• Planning a special event  like a leadership retreat, marriage enrichment weekend, or teaching conference on prayer or worship? If you are looking for an experienced and gifted teacher with a pastor’s heart, contact ChapterNext. We would love to partner with you.

“God provided Sam Hamstra as a gifted resource and guide for our search team.”

See how ChapterNext can help you and your congregation turn the page.

About Us

Sam Hamstra is the founder and leader of ChapterNext, a Chicagoland-based consultancy dedicated to helping congregations open new chapters of dynamic and life-transforming ministry. Since 2007, Sam has been helping congregations turn the page so that they can begin writing new chapters of dynamic and life-transforming ministry. He can help you and your congregation as a pastor search consultant, preaching coach, conference speaker, and church consultant. Read More…

Our Services

ChapterNext is the Columbo of pastor search and church staffing firms. If you are too young to catch that reference, here is a quick explanation. If you are looking for a church consultancy with a fancy web site or slick presentations or a posh corporate office or exorbitant fees or a predetermined process, ChapterNext is Read More…


Pastor Opportunity (Pella, Iowa)

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 Read More…