Finding a job in ministry can be difficult if you’re just sending out resume after resume to church after church. Not only can it be difficult, it can be downright discouraging and frustrating. So today, we cover 10 tips for finding jobs in a ministerial context as well as a few resume tips. Many of them also apply to finding jobs in a secular environment.
You should make any employment change a matter of prayer.
Don’t let your heart be in another job while you’re still in your current job.
Pastors often don’t realize how much the church website personally reflects on them.
If you include a picture with your ministerial resume, make it a professional one—not one with your dog.
When you are leaving a church staff, be positive and focus on the blessings you received while at the church.
Unfortunately in some churches, even looking for a new job can be seen a treasonous offense and might lead to firing.
The 10 keys for finding a job in ministry are:
Make it a matter of prayer
Don’t let the next position distract you from the present position
Do well where you are
Stay connected with others
Remember the “big three”: your sermon podcasts; church website; social media
Do your homework on other opportunities
Ask someone else to recommend you (but don’t overdo it)