Transitions

A 2017 study by Thom Rainer suggested that the average pastoral tenure is six years. A pastor could have several seasons of transition in his or her active ministry years. Are you prepared for the next season?

Pastors In Transition

Ministry Information Profile (PDF)
A clear, comprehensive resume is key for pastors in navigating successful transitions.

Ministry Opportunities
This list has job postings for ministries that may not require accredited candidates.

Ministry Openings*
This list has job postings for accredited candidates.

Pastoral Expectations (PDF)
This guide provides pastors with questions to help guide a conversation with a search committee.

Add your name to the Pulpit Supply & Interim List
Accredited pastor available for pulpit supply and/or interim ministry? Fill out this form.

Churches In Transition

We provide search committee chairpersons with access to our Members Area.

Search Committee Guidelines (PDF)
A comprehensive guide to seeking and processing candidates for your congregation.

Pastoral Expectations (PDF)
This guide provides search committees with questions to help guide a conversation with a candidate.

Pulpit Supply Interim List (PDF)
A list for congregations needing someone to fill in for a Sunday service, or seeking someone to serve for longer periods in between permanent positions.

Submit a Ministry Opening*
Use a website form to quickly submit an opening to be listed on our website.

*These pages are in our access-restricted Members Area