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

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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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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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Simply stated, we provide services and resources that help the churches of Christ find and hire great ministers. It doesn't matter if your congregation is large or small, we have a solution for every need and budget.

Guided Search

For congregations with more than 250 members, we offer a fully managed minister search program that we call a "Guided Search". In a Guided Search, we work with your Elders and Search Committee to implement our highly structured and proven Minister Hiring ProcessTM. We help you survey the market, define the position, set a salary range and plan the search process. Minister Match takes the lead on recruiting candidates and finds ministers that most congregations would never find on their own. Throughout the process we serve as a coach and partner of the Search Committee to help them through the Selection, Introduction and Onboarding phases of The Minister Hiring Process. To learn more about a Guided Search, Click Here.

Training, Tools and Resources

For congregations on a limited budget or those that simply want to "go it alone", we offer a range of free and low cost how-to publications, seminars, document templates and other resources to train your search committee and support your search efforts. You can start by downloading a free copy of our Minister Hiring Process Overview using the form shown on the right hand side of this page.

About Us

Minister Match focuses exclusively on the hiring needs of the churches of Christ. We are concerned about the high turnover rate among our congregations and believe that a better hiring process can lead to longer ministry tenures and ultimately more souls living in faithful obedience to Christ. We are based out of Cookeville, TN but work with congregations and ministers all across the United States. If we can help you in any way, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further.


You can reach us by phone at (931) 881-3930 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Minister Search Services

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

Church of Christ Focused

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

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Your congregation has just hired a minister, and it seems like they are the perfect fit. Congratulations! There is one more step to the process, though, and it is just as important as the process of finding the right minister. You might have heard people refer to how the “first hundred days” of someone’s job usually sets the tone for their entire career with that organization. The same is true with ministers. Just as your congregation is going through a major transition, so is your new minister. The first few months of a job are a stressful time, and it is the job of the elders and search committee to help your new minister through their transition.

We refer to this as the “On-Boarding Stage.” Since the “first hundred days” is so important to the rest of a minister’s career with your congregation, we believe this stage is one of the keys to reducing minister turnover in the church. In this post, we want to talk about a few of the things that a new minister needs from their congregation during this transition period. We will refer to them as the ABC’s of the On-Boarding Phase.