Ministry Architects Search Committee Support
“I have served on a lot of different boards and committees. Every one of them would be envious of the leadership, the organization, the structure, and the process that I recognize that you are bringing to this entire process. I feel like there’s grace and there’s ease and functionality that goes beyond most things that I’ve been involved in at a committee level.” Search Team Member Montview Presbyterian Church · Denver, Colorado
Scenario #1: You hire a new church staff person and hope that they’ll fix everything that is broken while they also get to know the families in your church. You’re expecting that they’ll be able to recruit volunteers and engage parents right away in this strange, new role. Of course, they’ll also quickly cast a new vision that is a perfect fit for this church that they barely know.
Scenario #2: Before the search process even begins vision and expectations have become more vibrant and clear. Ministry proceeds even as the search rolls out and you notice that momentum is building even though you’re short on staff. Throughout the search, parents and volunteers are stepping up to support current programming and new ideas, too. Your new hire steps into a program that has been getting healthier every day and they have the resources in place to build something that will last beyond their time at your church.
Do you need a new staff person? How about a healthier, sustainable program? How about both for less money than you would typically pay a search or headhunting firm?
Ministry Architects has been providing job search support for churches for many years. We’ve conducted over 200 searches and created sustainable ministries at the same time. We can help you find people that are looking, but that’s easy.
Ministry Architects can also help you locate a candidate that may not even be looking for a job. How? We’ve worked hard to establish and protect a solid reputation with church workers, pastors, as well as youth and children’s ministers. They know what we do and they want to work in a Ministry Architects church. Candidates know that they’ll be stepping into a program with realistic goals, appropriate resources, and systems of support. Your opening will stand out from the hundreds of other churches that are hiring.
Our team will reduce your stress and bring you the right fit for your church.
We can be your GUIDE…
We lead a proven, successful search process, guiding the search team along the way.
We ensure the team has the resources and tools needed to do their job well.
Just like a guide dog, we avert you from pitfalls and bad hires.
We can be your AMBASSADOR…
We get to know the church and the ministry well.
We are an extension of the church to potential candidates.
We boldly promote the congregation and the ministry to potential candidates.
We can be the LOAD LIFTERS…
We do the work for you in collecting and screening resumes so the team can focus their time on the stronger resumes.
We create the agendas and facilitate search team meetings.
We manage the details and keep things organized.
The PROS of hiring Ministry Architects…
Time – we save search teams a lot of time by managing the search process for them.
Network – our ministry reach is extensive; adding our networks to the church’s networks casts a wide net.
Experience – collectively, we have 87 members on our staff and that translates into hundreds of years of ministry experience. We’ve conducted over 180 searches.
Results – Our team will reduce your stress and bring you the right fit for your church.
Our team would love to learn more about your church and your job opening. We’ll work with you to co-create a solution that you’ll feel good about. Call us today (877-462-5718) or send us a message.
What are people saying?
“I’ve done a lot of searches in my time in the church and this was probably one of the smoothest I’ve been through; nice to have an outside person to process things and talk with regularly.”
“You saw things that we didn’t catch.”
“Your guidance in how to set up the interview process onsite was great.”
“The questions you designed were focused and helpful. If you’re not trained in how to do interviews, it would be tough to navigate.”
“Your preliminary interview saved us a lot of time.”
“Your summary of all 3 candidates gave us a good feel for their personalities, and we could really zone in on that.”