Question #1: “Where Do We Begin?”

There is not much more unsettling for a congregation than a pastoral vacancy. When we are without a resident pastor, our life as a church seems to be off a beat or stalled, even injured unable to run at full steam. And there are few tasks more daunting than serving on a pastor search team.…

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Opportunity to Serve Bethel Church (Lansing, IL) as Lead Pastor

Bethel Church has begun a search for a Lead Pastor to lead it into a new chapter of ministry during which the congregation seeks to be the best it can be while affirming its core values (dynamic worship, discipled children/youth, and devoted fellowship), cultivating and nurturing the aspirational value of hospitality, and adapting to its…

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Director of Worship & Communication Opportunity (Niles, MI)

Redeemer Church (Niles, MI) awaits the arrival of a Director of Worship & Communication. The person who fills this position will be responsible for the design, development, and leadership of worship gatherings and for strategic development and oversight of communication at Redeemer Church. The ideal candidate for this position is a humble and teachable disciple…

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Full-Time Worship Pastor Opportunity

Village Bible Church has begun a search for a full-time Worship Pastor for its Sugar Grove campus. VBC is a Christian, Protestant, evangelical, non-denominational church led by Pastor Tim Badal. The congregation lives and breathes to Discover, Develop and Deploy disciples of Jesus. Under Pastor Tim’s leadership, the ministry has become multi-site. In 2008, VBC…

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Scouting for Prospective Pastors

If you were asked to scout a college campus or a congregation for prospective pastors, where would you begin? What would you like for? During my baseball playing and coaching days, I learned that if I asked a similar question of a scout looking for prospective professional baseball players, he would have a ready response.…

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Crown Point Church Seeks Associate Pastor

The First Christian Reformed Church of Crown Point (IN) has begun a search for an Associate Pastor who will build and strengthen lives of individuals and the congregational life of the church in line with its vision of helping people begin, belong and become. As a member of the Pastoral Team led by Pastor Joel…

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Lead Pastor Opportunity With Coopersville (MI) Reformed Church

The Coopersville (MI) Reformed Church (CRC) anticipates the arrival of a Lead Pastor to 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.…

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The Pastor Search: A Discernment Practice

Some Pastor Search teams may approach their task as if they were a human resource office sifting through resumes, interviewing their perceived list of top candidates, and selecting the person whose resume best matches the position description at hand. In my work coaching Pastor Search teams, I approach the task as a discernment process wherein…

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Attributes of Great Pastor Search Team Members

If your congregation is about to begin a search for a new pastor, you, with a handful of others, will be tasked with forming a Pastor Search Team (PST). What qualities will you look for in potential candidates for this important responsibility? Having worked with over fifty search teams in my role as a pastor…

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