In this post, Dirk Nagtegaal, Search Committee Chairperson at Duncan CRC, in Duncan, BC, shares the steps he takes when reaching out to prospective pastors.
I am a wife (to Preston), mom (to two sons and a daughter, and their spouses) and grandmother (to five grandsons and six granddaughters). I'm a native of Edgerton, Minnesota and attended Calvin College many years ago. Since moving to Hudsonville, Michigan 30 years ago I've been a member of Georgetown Christian Reformed Church, where I was on staff from 2000-2006. Before that I worked in the office at Hudsonville Christian Middle School for 12 years. Since 2006 I've been working for the CRCNA denomination in the Office of Pastor-Church Relations. My focus is non-ordained church staff.
I love to garden (vegetables) and make salsa using many of the vegetables I've grown. I love all kinds of sports. I like to knit and I play the organ at church.
Looking to hire a non-ordained staff person in your church? Here are (3) sample offer letters to help with the process. Please feel free to use and share!
So, your church is looking for a pastor! Where do you begin? What do you need to know? Who can you talk to? In response to these questions, we are excited to introduce a new process called PastorSearch.
Attached is an example of a job description for a Pastor/Director of Faith Formation.
This manual will assist search committees and councils as they search for a new pastor.
This new topic is a place where members of Pastor Search Committees can correspond with each other, share resources and best practices, and even share frustrations.
This position description is intended to provide a broad overview of the position Associate Pastor.
Should you purposely try to fill the position from inside or should your purposely go outside your congregation? Does it really matter? There are advantages and disadvantages to both.
Beautifully written, Matt! I'm glad the Conference was so meaningful for you.
Thanks, Eric. A beautifully written and powerful article!
Good question and the answer is yes. The log-in information to the portal can be shared with search team members. Let me know if you have questions. You can email me at profiles...posted on: A New Approach to Finding a Pastor
Georgetown CRC in Hudsonville MI has had a co-pastor arrangement for many years.posted on: Do You Have a Co-Pastoring Leadership Model?
How exciting! So thankful that this is a reality. I trust this will become a valuable resource to many!
Hello, Yong Choi,
I'd be happy to learn more about your request and have a conversation with you regarding this need. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
...posted on: Procedure for Inviting a Pastor?
Glad I'm going - now I'm even more excited!
Jeanne Kallemeyn - CRCNA Pastor Church Resources
I've posted the Offer Letters for Non-Ordained Church Staff for anyone who is interested. Thanks!
Joel - I have some samples of offer letters which are often used when hiring non-ordained church staff. You are welcome to connect with me at email@example.com and I'll send them your way.
I understand that the list of 2017 candidates will be available in early March. Just keep checking the link on the Candidacy website where they will be posted.