Pastoral Search



One of the most difficult and crucial times in a church’s life is when a need arises to find a new senior pastor or other ministry staff employee. The quality and character of your church’s pastoral leadership is key to its future. How can a church navigate the search process effectively? In this day of technology and social media the church staff search is more difficult than ever. The best time to engage assistance in the search process is prior to selecting your search team or committee.


One of the crucial steps in the hiring of Pastoral and Executive Staff members that is often overlooked is the need to do background checks. This needs to go beyond the background checks that churches need to do for ministry workers. In addition to the criminal check, churches would be wise to do an education verification and credit check. Vanderbloemen Search Group, a retained executive search firm offers this service to churches who have already begun the search process. There is a $295 fee for this service.