Pastors, church office staff, worship leaders, and children’s ministry leaders all find a time when they are ready to make a change or a move to a different ministry position. When God calls us to make these changes, where do we begin?

This is no small task and it is helpful to have a set of solutions at the ready. Here are 8 church job websites that can help kick-start the process:

1- ChurchJobFinder.com

About

Church Job Finder has an intuitive look and feel that allows the job candidate to easily search by position/title, geographic region, and denomination. Candidates can include video resumes, social media profiles, personal website, and PDF resumes.

Focus

The site offers a broad focus of job listings and allows the job seeker to check off what type of position: part-time, full-time, interim, internship, etc. Every posting on ChurchJobFinder will be also posted on Indeed.com at no extra charge.

Pricing

Free for the job seeker; $119 to post a position for the church or organization.

 2 – ChurchStaffing.com

About

Church Staffing is an online job search website for church, pastor, and ministry jobs that includes a searchable database for finding church jobs in all denominations. Job seekers can research a church employment opportunities and employers can access a database of thousands of potential candidates, resources for background checks and salary information.

Focus

The site offers easy to use search features for position categories, locations, and denomination. They also have a Career Tools section that includes a resume builder, career advice, and coaching, as well as a Church Directory where job seekers can view and research potential organizations that are hiring.

Pricing

Free Basic Membership includes one resume posting; $15 per month Premium Membership includes three resume postings and features that include linking your resume to Church Staffing’s monthly newsletter which has over 60,000 subscribers.

3 – ChurchJobsOnline.com

About

Church Jobs Online is a division of ChristianCareerCenter.com and is a job site designed especially for Christian men and women that offers a featured jobs center, searchable job database, and resources for employers.

Focus

The site’s searchable job listings allow the job seeker to search by job type, title, state, and country. The site boasts 1 million hits a month, with traffic coming from partners such as Gospel.com, Crosswalk.com, and CBN.com.

Pricing

Free Basic Membership includes one job posting; Premium Memberships range from $79-$560 for monthly and yearly memberships that offer a variety of features, including job postings being highlighted in their weekly email newsletter received by more than 26,000 subscribers.

4- ChurchJobs.net

About

ChurchJobs.net is a church staffing firm connecting churches and job seekers in Christian church employment, church staffing, pastor jobs, ministry openings and pastor positions in all denominations and worship styles. Straightforward pricing, privacy protection and providing the best customer service is their focus.

Focus

This site’s platform categorizing jobs into ministries, pastor jobs, location, denomination and church staffing positions. It also offers salary information, background checks and sells books for candidates and churches in the hiring process.

Pricing

Free Basic Resume posting for candidates includes one category listing and real-time editing; $39 Premium Resume package includes preferred placement in searches and a recommendation from Church Jobs; $59 Gold Star Resume package includes Premium Resume package features plus audio/video embedding and listing in three categories. At this time, fees are paid once per year.

5- MinistryJobs.com

About

Ministry Jobs helps candidates find their dream job and ministries find their ideal team member through job searches and postings, resume support, and social networking.

Focus

This site offers an upfront keyword, location and category search feature, as well as searchable ministry pages, a blog and custom notifications.

Pricing

Membership pricing includes a $199 30-day, $299 60-day, or $349 90-day membership, which includes job postings and access to their resume database. They also offer a $99 30-day database only membership which simply allows access to the resume database and offers no job posting.

6-The Gospel Coalition Job Board

About

The Gospel Coalition Job Board is a streamlined job search that connects candidates with like-minded ministries and churches through a searchable database.

Focus

This site offers 90-day job postings and subscriptions to a daily job alert emails or RSS feed that provides new job updates.

Pricing

Free 90-day job postings.

7- Slingshot Group

About

Slingshot Group is a search firm that invests in developing relationships, supporting candidates and partnering with churches to locate and build strong leaders.

Focus

This agency offers a focused solution to match churches and nonprofits with the right candidates. They also offer coaching services that support the search process, as well as helping candidates discern their call and find the right placement.

Pricing

Free searchable job postings. Pricing for searches and coaching support available upon request.

8 – Indeed.com’s Ministry Section

About

Indeed.com’s ministry section offers the same vast searchable database of church jobs as it does for traditional jobs, including resumes, featured employers, and company pages.

Focus

Indeed offers categories to narrow searches by. location, salary, job type, experience level, and company name. This site averages 200 million users monthly. According to SilkRoad 2017, Indeed is the #1 external source for hiring.

Pricing

Free for candidates to upload resumes into the searchable database. Free for churches to post jobs in general search, accept applications, and manage candidates from an online account. Paid sponsored ads are available, include Simple Budget, and Maximum Cost Per Click options.

Key to Success

There are many effective online resources to support your search process, ministry move or expansion. With church job platforms and rapid communication tools available to the masses, reaching, attracting, and vetting potential employees and potential employers online has never easier or more efficient.

It is good to remember that networking is still the number one way candidates find jobs and employers find candidates. Using online tools in combination with networking is the key to success.