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Training and Coaching

There is an art and a science to the minister hiring process. The art of selection is about choosing the right person—a qualified candidate whose personality and doctrine match your congregation. The science involves doing the right things—going through the right process and using the right tools.

Our webinars and seminars are designed to train, equip and empower your Elders and Search Committee to make the most of the Minister Hiring Process and the Documents and Templates that we provide. Training and Coaching




Minister searches can be a long, winding path and it is easy to feel lost or overwhelmed along the way. We have been where you are and would be happy to help you work through your current questions.

  • Questions about the search process itself?
  • Not sure where to start?
  • How to structure your committee?
  • Have you clearly defined what you are looking for?
  • Struggling to find qualified candidates?
  • Is your salary range competitive?
  • What should you tell people when they apply?
  • How do you evaluate potential candidates?

Feel free to call us at any time at (931) 881-3930 or use the Contact Us form to request a Free Consultation.

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Every congregation is unique. Some want a fully "Guided Search" while others just want coaching or tools for their search committee. Some congregations have the time and resources to pursue dozens of candidates while others want to work with a search firm that knows the market and can help them focus in on the top candidates quickly. Whatever your need or situation, Minister Match has the experience, proven process and resources to help you find the right minister for your congregation. 

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Guided Search

Executive search services for the churches of Christ designed to lead you through your search and develop a deep pool of great candidates.
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Training & Coaching

Have questions about your current search process? Need to train your search committee on how to conduct a search? We can help! 
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Documents & Templates

The guides, documents and templates that lower the search committee's workload as you implement the Minister Hiring Process.
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Group Forums

Discussion boards where elders, deacons and search committees can share insights with their peers in public or private forums.
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The candidate pool for our need was something we had to work to develop but Don was insistent we wait for God's guidance and let it fill up when our human nature wanted to start right away. This served us well since our best qualified candidate ...
Jon Bouley - Family Minister Search Committee Chairman, Mesa Church of Christ
The process was well marketed and we were provided ample information to help explain the steps to the congregation.  The book that accompanied the information was very valuable and I referred to it often during the process.  As the search team ...
Bill Gaw - Search Committee Chariman, Waterford Church of Christ
Minister Match was kind to me, followed up really well, and tried to be as helpful as possible. I believe they give a lot of attention to the candidates and care about their part of the process.
Kerry Williams - Minister, Waterford Church of Christ
We would not have been exposed to the large number of qualified candidates without the resources and expertise of Minister Match.  The search process was very organized and accomplished very efficiently with the program and schedule provided by ...
Ken Fox - Elder, Mesa Church of Christ
Minister Match connected me with a church, had the details for every aspect of the process already taken care of, and communicated well. It was a very easy process, and now I am a youth minister in Miami, Florida!  I was very impressed with the ...
Sam Wilson - Youth Minister, Sunset Church of Christ
It was a great process for me. Minister Match did a good job of keeping confidentiality in collecting information, and the communication process was very clear. The staff was very easy to deal with and very helpful. Overall the experience was very ...
Joel Soumar - Youth Minister, Mesa Church of Christ
Minister Match helped us hire a new minister in half the time we took for our previous hire.  We used the Minister Match process which helped us build a consensus of what we wanted.  Minister Match's network then helped us to build an ...
Tom Long - Search Committee Chairman, South Fork Church of Christ
We would like to thank you for your efforts to make the minister hiring process simple and well defined. The congregation here has not been through the minister hiring process in sixteen years and had little experience left for trying to do so. We ...
Jim Burdette - Elder, Frederick Church of Christ
Our Search Committee is so grateful that we used Minister Match when we needed to hire our new Youth Minister. Minister Match assisted us in recruiting many serious candidates (over 30) that fit what our congregation was looking for. The ...
Jorge Acebo - Search Committee Chairman, Sunset Church of Christ
I think that because of the format that was there and the process that we followed, it made us stand out to our quality group of finalists who had other lines in the water looking for opportunities. When it came time to offer our finalist the ...
Joel Shelton - Search Committee Chairman, Commerce Church of Christ

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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.