I am on a search committee and one of the things we feel could work a little better is having a database of pastors who are open to receiving calls from churches. We currently receive profiles from Grand Rapids but we often find ourselves eliminating some due to geographic restrictions, or because the pastor has explicitly stated in their profile that they wont be open to any calls until 2018, etc. So we often end up saying to each other, why in the world did they send this profile to us?
It would be great if there was a database of not only pastors available for call, but also churches that are looking to hire a pastor.
Does anyone know of such a resource?
Shawn, I may be proven wrong, but I doubt that a comprehensive database of pastors open to receiving a call will ever br available. Why? Because as soon as it becomes known in the church they are currently serving, their ability to lead effectively would largely end.
Advertise the position at The Network and in The Banner, and solicit names from the Ministerial Information Service. It's not perfect, but it can be productive.
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