Pastors, church office staff, worship leaders, and children’s ministry leaders all come to 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 eight church job websites that can help kick-start the process (listed in alphabetical order):
#1 – ChurchJobFinder.com
Church Job Finder has an intuitive platform that allows the job candidate to easily search by position or title, geographic region, and denomination. Candidates can include video resumes, social media profiles, personal websites, and PDF resumes.
The site offers a broad focus of job listings and allows the job seeker to check off what type of position they are looking for: part-time, full-time, interim, internship, etc.
Free for the job seeker.
$119 to post a position for the church or organization.
ChurchJobs.net is a church staffing firm connecting churches and job seekers in Christian church employment. We offer positions for church staffing, pastor jobs, and ministry openings in all denominations and worship styles. Straightforward pricing, privacy protection, and providing the best customer service is their focus.
This site also offers salary information, background checks, and sells books for candidates and churches in the hiring process.
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.
#3 – ChurchJobsOnline.com
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.
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. Membership offers features including job postings highlighted in weekly email newsletter.
Free Basic Membership includes one job posting.
Premium Memberships range from $79-$560 for monthly and yearly memberships.
#4 – ChurchStaffing.com
Church Staffing is an online job search website for church, pastor, and ministry jobs. It includes a searchable database for finding church jobs in all denominations. Job seekers can research church employment opportunities. Employers can access a database of thousands of potential candidates, resources for background checks and salary information.
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. Membership includes features such as linking your resume to Church Staffing’s monthly newsletter.
Free Basic Membership includes one resume posting.
$15 per month Premium Membership includes three resume postings
The Gospel Coalition Job Board is a streamlined job search that connects candidates with like-minded ministries and churches through a searchable database.
This site offers 90-day job postings and subscriptions to a daily job alert emails or RSS feed that provides new job updates.
Free 90-day job postings.
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.
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.
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, including Simple Budget and Maximum Cost Per Click options.
Ministry Jobs helps candidates find their dream job and ministries find their ideal team members through job searches and postings, resume support, and social networking.
This site offers an upfront keyword, location and category search feature, as well as searchable ministry pages, a blog and custom notifications. Membership includes job postings and access to the resume database.
$199 for a 30-day membership
$299 for a 60-day membership
$349 for a 90-day membership, which includes job postings and access to their resume database
$99 for a 30-day database only membership – no job posting,
#8 – Slingshot Group
Slingshot Group is a search firm that invests in developing relationships, supporting candidates and partnering with churches to locate and build strong leaders.
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.
Free searchable job postings.
Pricing for searches and coaching support available upon request.
BONUS – Diverse Church Jobs
DiverseChurchJobs.com was created out of need. People of color in ministry have limited options for job placement, personal career development, and career coaching services.
Key to Success
There are many effective resources to support your search process, ministry move or expansion. With church job websites and rapid communication tools available to the masses, reaching potential employees and potential employers online has never easier or more efficient.
Don’t forget that networking is still the number one way candidates find jobs and Employers find candidates. Using online tools (like these eight church job websites) in combination with networking is the key to success.