Posts by Sam Hamstra

Associate Pastor (Youth & Worship) Opportunity

American Reformed Church (DeMotte, IN), a healthy congregation of nearly 300 weekly worshipers, has begun a nationwide search for an Associate Pastor willing to assume leadership responsibility for two vital ministries: youth & worship. The Associate Pastor, if so gifted and inclined, will also have the opportunity to preach occasionally. The ideal candidate for this…

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Associate Pastor & Preaching Opportunity

Elmhurst (IL) Christian Reformed Church, a congregation of approximately 1500 people, has begun a search for an Associate Pastor to help the congregation live into its vision of being God’s source of shining light and living water in the western suburbs of Chicago, by drawing people to know Jesus, becoming like Jesus, and serving as…

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Youth & Family Discipleship Pastor

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…

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Director of Worship & Student Ministries

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.…

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Pastor of Worship & Pastoral Care Opportunity

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…

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Three Pastor Search Team Potholes

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…

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Your congregation a frontier church or immigrant church?

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…

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Looking for a Coach?

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.…

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GRIP Outreach for Youth Director of Development Opportunity in Chicago

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…

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