Don’t Just Send a Resume – How to Find the Right Job in a Local Church
How to Find the Right Job in a Local Church
When God says, “Follow me,” do you know how?
If you work in Christian ministry, it’s likely that at some point in your career God will call you from one church to another. Do you know how to make this transition effectively? Moving can be scary and full of questions: Where do I start the job search process? Which people do I talk with, and what do I send to them? How do I know if my family and I will fit in at a new church? And how do I tell people I’m leaving?
This book is intended to help you answer those questions so that the hiring process goes well. And when the hiring process does go well, a lot of pain can be avoided—for the pastor and the church.
What we pastors need is solid coaching that is theologically informed and practically oriented. We need to know how the gospel empowers us to interview with both humility and confidence. We need anecdotes from real hiring processes, and we need detailed strategies for every step of the way, so we can transition with excellence, protect our families, respect the church, and honor God.
Don’t Just Send a Resume also features short contributions by 12 published authors and ministry leaders, including: Chris Brauns, Cara Croft, Dave Harvey, David Mathis, J. A. Medders, Sam Rainer, Chase Replogle, William Vanderbloemen, Kristen Wetherell, Jared C. Wilson, and Jeremy Writebol.
About the Author
Benjamin Vrbicek (M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary) is a teaching pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church in Harrisburg, PA. Benjamin and his wife, Brooke, have six children. He blogs regularly and has written for Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and For The Church.