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April 20, 2017

ChurchJobs.net is proud to say we never sell your data to anyone. We collect the minimum amount of information from you as possible that is required to place your church job listing or resume on our site. While we have your email address on file, we never sell it to anyone. We never even accept money from advertisers who want to send you email and we never send unsolicited emails. Our emails consist of notifications, expiration notices, job applications, etc. That’s it!

Several advertisers have begged us to target our users. They say we are leaving money on the table. We don’t care. When you sign up at ChurchJobs.net, you can be assured we care only about matching a church with a potential pastor. While we do supplement our revenue with a few network display ads, we keep them out of the way and to a minimum.

You might also notice when you visit ChurchJobs.net it is over a secure (https) connection. Our entire website is now secure for your privacy!

New Bulk Pricing Options

June 15, 2016

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We have changed our bulk pricing structure. We previously sold Gold Star listings in bulk, but you can now purchase Premium listings in bulk, for the 1 month price. Have a look at the chart above, or check out our bulk prices.

New Feature: Automatic Email Reply

June 10, 2016

auto-email-reply Gold Star Job Listings have a new feature, Automatic Email Reply. Gold Star churches will now see a new option, “Add/Edit Auto Email Reply,” in the Job Control Panel. You can enter an email message that will be sent automatically to every one of your applicants. Instead of setting up a separate reply via your email provider, let us handle it for you.

This feature is very helpful for those jobs that receive a flood of applicants. Let your applicants know you have received their message and you will get back to them after you review their information.

Automatic Applicant Screening now available for Premium+ Listings

screening We have made one of our favorite features available to churches who purchase Premium+ job listings.  Automatic Applicant Screen was reserved for Gold Star listings, but can now also be used by Premium+ listings.  Let ChurchJobs.net screen applicants for you by setting special requirements for applicants to meet before they can apply.

To take advantage of this feature, purchase a Premium+ or Gold Star job listing.

New search results list views

May 24, 2016

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We have redesigned the search results lists for both job listings and resumes.  As more churches add logos, we think this view will be more compelling. You can get more information in the search results, and save and apply for a job right from the results.

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The same applies for viewing the resume database.  Churches can now get more information from the results screen.

Both churches and candidates can dramatically increase the effectiveness of their listings by adding a picture.  Trust us, it works!

New applicant screening options for churches

May 20, 2016

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Gold Star job listings come with screening tools to help churches screen applicants.  Churches who purchase Gold Star Listings have been able to restrict applications to candidates with certain levels of education and experience.  Today we have released a new screening option for current church size. Churches can now restrict applicants to those whose current church size is 1000-1000 members, or 500-750, etc.  This new field will help churches better target the candidates they are looking for.

Candidates should edit their Account Profile to reflect this information.

New Social Media Account Fields

May 18, 2016

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We have added fields for social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram for job listings and resumes.  You will see new social media icons on your listing if you add them to your account.

Visit My ChurchJobs to edit your Job Listing or Resume and add your social media links now!

The importance of leadership style

July 30, 2014

Dr. Matt Sanders, Executive Pastor of Beth-El Fellowship, has submitted another article for ChurchJobs.net’s employment article database.  Dr. Sanders’ latest is entitled, “Looking for a captain when you need a doctor? The importance of leadership style.”  Here is an excert:

A live grenade lobbed into a crowd and a time bomb discovered with an hour yet to tick down call for different responses. One needs an immediate problem eliminator, the other a careful problem solver. The cruise ship crossing calm seas on a sunny day requires a different captain from what the warship heading into battle needs. The child with a tummy ache needs a different doctor from the child whose appendix could burst at any moment.

Different situations call for different leadership styles. The same is true for the church. The great pastor of the past, if he was truly great, likely succeeded for one of two reasons: (1) he excelled in multiple leadership styles and changed them to meet the dynamics of the church or (2) the one leadership style that he had fit the church’s situation for that time. The first is rare and any church that has one of those pastors in its history should count itself as blessed. The second is more common. Neither is that helpful when searching for a new pastor, because the church of today is not the church of yesterday nor the church that it will become.

 

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Help for Unhealthy Churches Looking for a Pastor

October 10, 2013
The search for a new pastor should begin with churches examining themselves. But how can an unhealthy church take an honest look at itself. People at most risk are those who think they are healthy when they are not. Whatever information they are looking at is interpreted as “No problems here” or even worse “I look good.” The same is true for churches.
I am a pretty healthy guy. I exercise regularly, eat healthy food as much as possible, and try not to over-indulge the bad food. Here’s what I have learned over the years. Healthy people never assume that they are healthy. They do not base their health on how they look, how they feel, or what they are doing or not doing. Instead, healthy people get regular check ups.
All churches need regular check ups whether they think they are healthy or not. This is difficult to do, because there are no “church doctors” to give check ups. While some associational and denominational groups provide consulting help for churches, most churches will have to rely on self examination. How then can unhealthy churches realize their problems?
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Part II: The Search for a New Pastor: The Often Forgotten First Step

July 22, 2013

Part two of the latest article from Dr. Matt Sanders, Executive Pastor of Beth-El Fellowship. Here’s an excerpt…

The first step in searching for a new pastor is for churches to ask themselves questions regarding who they have been, who they are, and who God wants them to become. This takes seriously the biblical presentation of the church as the body of Christ in which members, including the pastor, are unique and connected to the other members. This means that the departure of pastors or any other members changes the church and that they cannot simply be replaced. Only by looking at who they are can churches begin to consider what kind of pastor God might be directing to them. By beginning with themselves, churches can create an environment that allows the new pastor to fulfill this biblical role in the unique way that God has gifted him.

Read Part II: The Search for a New Pastor: The Often Forgotten First Step to find out more!