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The only search firm focused exclusively on the churches of Christ!


Guided Search

Minister Search Services

We partner with your Search Committe to facilitate our Minister Hiring Process™ and develop a deeper candidate pool...
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Equip Your Search Committee

Arm your committee with the Minister Hiring Process™, the Search Committee Handbook, Training, Workshops, Consulting...
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Find Your Calling

Search the Jobs Database, Create a Profile in Our Minister Database, Update Your Resume, or Connect with a Career Coach...
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Sample Documents

The forms and letters that bring the Search Committee Handbook and the Minister Hiring Process™ to life and reduce your workload...


Don Viar, MBA, CPA (inactive)
Founder & CEO



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Welcome To Minister Match,
The Church of Christ Search Firm!

My name is Don Viar and I founded Minister Match to be THE church of Christ search firm and go to resource for congregations engaged in the minister search process. While serving on a search committee at our home congregation in 2014, I was surprised by the lack of information, training and support available to help church of Christ congregations find, evaluate and hire ministers. In my experience, I discovered several needs:

    • The need for guidance and best practices on how to best conduct the search for new ministers, preachers and evangelists.
    • The need for training amongst elders, deacons, and search committee members on their unique roles in the search process.
    • The need for sample letters, forms, interview questions and other templates to facilitate the search process.
    • Most importantly, we saw the need for some form of an “executive search firm” that could step in and help a congregation conduct a preacher or minister search if needed.

Minister Match fulfills these needs with a spectrum of services designed to fit congregations of every size and budget. Whether it be our full-service Guided Search program or our free self-service training and templates, we can help you in your search.

Thank you for your interest in Minister Match and if I can ever be of service, please don’t hesitate to call upon me.

Yours in Service,


Minister Search Services

Whether you use our Guided Search or our Congregation self-service resouces, we want to help you find the right minister.

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Owned and operated by members of the Churches of Christ exclusively focsed on the staffing needs of the Lord's Church.

Confidence You Can Trust

Confidentiality for the candidate and the congregation is at the core of our process.

Contact Information

Minister Match
410 South Lowe Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 881-3930
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Dont Give Up

The goal of any minister search is to find a great minister. I don’t think there is any church that consciously says to itself, “We’re just going to settle for a mediocre minister and see how things work out.” Subconsciously, however, some churches do just that. In this post, we are going to take you through the process of how that happens and how to make sure that doesn’t happen in your congregation.

Minister searches usually begin with a combination of excitement and anxiety. The church knows to start out that there is at least a small possibility that not many people will apply, but at the beginning, the awareness of that possibility may lead the church to work harder to find a good minister. After several months of few applications, however, the anxiety begins to take control. The church begins to feel the effects of the ministry gap. Both the members and elders of the congregation begin to feel a sense of desperation.