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The Search Process Workshop

What is the cost of a bad hire or a failed search?

Since there are tremendous amounts of time, effort, and resources expended in the search process, it makes sense to conduct your search in an efficient and effective manner that increases your odds of finding a long term minister. Avoid the most common pitfalls by providing your search committee with a custom designed workshop to improve how your congregation identifies and selects its candidates.

This on-site, half-day workshop presents a step-by-step guide to the Minister Hiring Process™ and helps the committee lay the foundation for a successful search. The workshop can be tailored to the appropriate audience as well as to the target for the search process (i.e., pulpit vs non-pulpit ministers).

In addition to the topics discussed in the Search Committee Webinar, we typically cover advanced topics such as:

  • Wrapping up the Planning ProcessWorkshop1
    • The Job Description
    • Writing effective ads and where to place them
    • The Congregational Survey
    • The Candidate Questionnaire
  • Handling internal candidates
  • Developing a recruiting plan
    • Identifying networking sources
    • Building a prospect list
    • Practicing the “cold call”
  • Writing better interview questions
  • Details of the Selection Process

Bonus #1 - 10 Free copies of the Minister Search Handbook - The Step-by-Step Guide to Hiring Your Next Minister. -- A $250 value.

Bonus #2 - As part of this workshop, the committee receives unlimited access to the tools and templates section of the MinisterMatch.com website. This toolkit is full of the checklists, letters, agendas, sample forms, and sample questions that will help ease the workload on the committee and ensure the success of your search. -- A $450 value.

Price - $2,500.00 plus travel.

Target Audience - The Search Committee

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Testimonials

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
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
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 did an excellent job connecting me with a congregation that I would not have known about otherwise.  Don Viar did an excellent job representing my concerns to the search committee and did an excellent job communicating their concerns ...
Drew Baker - Preaching Minister, South Fork Church of Christ
I was grateful for the guidance of Minister Match through the complex and time-intensive search process. John was responsive, supportive and knowledgable. Communication was excellent and flexible around my availability as a volunteer search ...
Brandon Clark - Youth Minister Search Committee Chairman, Mesa Church of Christ
I strongly encourage ministers to take advantage of the expertise of the folks at Minister Match to help put together a high quality resume. They will help you identify strong points you didn't even know you have! I am extremely satisfied with the ...
Joel Shelton - Commerce 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
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
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
The Minister Match team was very professional. The entire process was very transparent. It was structured and organized, which made it a whole lot easier. I felt that the team also had a genuine concern for the Lord's church and His ministers. ...
Joshua Duboise - Family Minister, Mesa Church of Christ

Contact Information

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410 South Lowe Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501

ABC Blocks

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.