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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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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.