3 steps to find a ministry job
I’ll be honest. There aren’t 3 magical steps to find a vocational ministry position. That said, here are three wise steps you can take to move you further down the job path.
1. Talk to God
Captain Obvious, right? Maybe not.
All too often we get caught up trying to figure out all the things we need to get a pastoral or ministry job. But, let us not forget that we actually want to get a job in ministry!
So, ask God for the help and wisdom you need.
2. Talk to People
For my second church job, doing church administration and college ministry, I was simply calling a pastoral friend to ask for prayer and counsel. I explained my current job situation, my passions, and where I thought I might be headed. At the end of the conversation, he invited me to visit with him. Eventually, he offered me a job.
I wasn’t calling to ask him for a job, but through the relationships an opportunity presented itself.
Ask yourself, who can I call and talk to about my desire for ministry? They might not offer you a job, but they might know someone who can.
3. Talk About Yourself
Humbly, of course.
In all seriousness, you need to get your resume online. Of course, you can post your ministry resume online for free here at Church-Jobs.org and that is a great start. But, look for other places as well, like LinkedIn and on your own blog or website.
Then, don’t be shy. Post a link to your ministry candidate profile on your Facebook page, Twitter, or via an old-fashioned email.
Get the word out that you’re available!
That’s it. Three easy steps you could take right now. They aren’t magic, but they will help you move one step closer to finding a church job!
Got any suggestions of your own? Post them in the comments below.