What Pastors Need to Know about PastorSearch, the new process by which churches and pastors can find each other.
- Many church position openings can be found in the Church Jobs section of The Network.
- Churches are encouraged to post their profiles in Church Jobs or on their church website. Churches can be found at the Church Finder section of the CRCNA website and many have a website listed.
- Beginning June 1, 2017, Pastor Search Committees will have the opportunity to register for access, through a portal, to all minister profiles during their time of searching for a pastor.
All minister profiles will be available for access by registered Pastor Search Committees. As a pastor, you’re encouraged to create and keep your profile updated. Frequent updating is critical in maintaining the integrity of the pastor search process. The minister portal, instructions, and log-in can be found here.
The “make visible” option has been removed from the minister profile form. In keeping with the provision of Church Order Supplement Article 8A, if you’ve been in your current position for more than two years, you’re eligible to be contacted by pastor search committees. It’s more than likely that you’ll be contacted more frequently than you’ve been in the past. Your cordial response to inquiries is appreciated.
In addition to checking available position openings in Church Jobs, you’re encouraged to utilize other approaches to discovering and discerning possible calls. For example, responding to ads in The Banner, and networking with colleagues, classical functionaries, and others that may provide additional opportunities for conversation.
If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected]. We’re here to assist you in any way we can!