Are you a pastor looking for a church?
There are many pastors and many churches in the USA, Canada, and around the world. Finding the right context where the pastor can best use his unique God-given gifts to bear much fruit with a local congregation can be quite the challenge and needs both divine guidance and human assistance. On this blog post, we are compiling a short list of great resources that can be of assistance to your pastoral search.
For pastors looking for a church or a church looking for a pastor —
- Matching pastors to churches (djchuang.com) has a big list of ministry job listing sites with estimates of their reach, and several consulting groups for church staff recruitment
For pastors’ health:
- Standing Stone Ministry – shepherding shepherds by offer ministry couples an opportunity to form a lasting mentoring relationship and an Associates program for a retired/semi-retired/bi-vocational pastor to serve as mentors for those who are preparing to enter full-time vocational ministry
- 6 Stages of Grief, according to Pastor Rick Warren – the sermon series that gives healing and health for the hard times of transitions
For info about pastor and church dynamics —
- Churches closing and pastors leaving has statistics for numbers of churches closing annually and estimates for how many pastors leave ministry etc