Chemistry Staffing works with churches all over the country, helping them find great candidates for their current ministry openings. But we can’t care about helping churches find healthy, long-term fits without first and foremost caring about the candidates we are trying to place. At Chemistry Staffing, we care about you. You’re special, you’re unique, and your valuable. And we’re here to help you through the search process however we can. The information on this page will tell you more about Chemistry, the current list of churches that we’re working with, and get you started down the road of finding a great next, best fit.
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A PROFILE ON FILE AT CHEMISTRY STAFFING, YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY IN OUR MATCHING PROCESS FOR THESE POSITIONS!
Status Update: Current Matching Opportunities
Mountaintop Church is looking for an experienced Executive Pastor to join their team. Located just outside of Birmingham, AL, Mountaintop is a church of about 1,300 that is building a community of people who are learning and sharing Jesus’ way of life.
The Birmingham area is consistently ranked high in quality of life, educational systems (National Blue-Ribbon Schools of Excellence) and recreational opportunities.
The role of the Executive Pastor at Mountaintop Church is to provide leadership for the operations that support the mission of the church and to partner with the Senior Pastor to help inspire, develop, engage and encourage staff and members to reach their potential. The Executive Pastor assists the Senior Pastor in overseeing the life and direction of the church.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree with a focus on business, leadership, or administration and would have experience both in the marketplace and in a church context. The perfect Executive Pastor for Mountaintop would blend the skill sets of a COO and CFO with the heart of a pastor.
In order to successfully oversee the operations of the church and interact with a Board of Directors the Executive Pastor must possess a solid grasp of business management and accounting principles and practices. The Executive Pastor should be proficient in Excel, working with database systems and able to provide direction to an IT strategy. It expected that the Executive Pastor would model a strong work ethic, a humble attitude and the desire to be a life-long learner.
Mountaintop was founded on an attractional model that has evolved into a commitment to live as an “everyday church” each time the church leaves the building. The goal of all leaders at Mountaintop is to “equip the saints for ministry.” However, leaders are expected to “roll up their sleeves” and join the saints in the work of ministry.
The position of Executive Pastor is a full-time (Sunday – Thursday) position. The position is currently filled by a retired Board member who has provided exceptional interim leadership.
Calvary Church in Longmont, CO is looking for a new Worship Leader/ Pastor. We’re a church of about 650 people nestled right next to the beautiful Rocky mountains.
We are seeking a Worship Pastor who will work with our Lead Pastor to develop worship services that will lead our church in dynamic, participatory worship. We’re looking for a ‘developer of teams’ who is interested in building a worship ministry that will engage our current congregation while being attractive to those currently outside of our church.
Your first six months will be focused on gaining a deep understanding of Calvary’s culture, Longmont’s culture, and beginning to identify and develop worship teams and processes that will engage our church in vibrant worship experiences.
This position will require you to recruit, develop, and unleash volunteers to lead our church in worship. You’ll need to lead worship from the stage, but an even bigger responsibility will be to develop the leaders that we have in the church to lead through their giftings. You’ll also need to make sure that members of our worship and production teams are well trained and pastored while they serve.
This is an exciting time in the life of our church, and a great opportunity for the right person that has some previous experience in team building and culture building.
Crossroads Community Church is looking for our next full-time Worship Director. We’re a church of 150 people with a vision and desire to see our community double in size by 2022 through both individual and corporate focus on worship, discipleship and outreach.
Trumbull is a vibrant community of more than 36,000 citizens that combines small-town New England character and charm. People relocate from across the country for the Trumbull Public Schools. Our town has proud history of athletics and academics. We are a short drive to the beach, just about smack in the middle of Boston and NYC. We are only about three hours from the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. We have the most recreational and open space per capita in the state. There are 20 parks, two outdoor swimming pools, one indoor pool, a BMX bike track, tot lots, playgrounds and numerous sports elds. It’s a great place to raise a family.
Our Sunday morning gathering is a come-as-you-are-experience where we meet God in song, prayer, teaching and being together. We will sing anywhere from 3 – 6 songs; the message will typically last 20 – 30 minutes.
Our current music style ranges from a full band to a singular acoustic set. Some musicians are multi- instrumentalists. The sets include but are not limited to songs from Jesus Culture, Hillsong United, Elevation as well as various contemporary artists. The worship experience recognizes that not everyone worships exactly the same way. People feel free to sit, stand & raise their hands or something in between.
Our Worship Director over sees our band, tech team and creatives. This person should be excellent both instrumentally and vocally with an ability to identify and build up artistic talent.
The Worship Director is also part of our Lead Team. This team consists of the lead pastor, children’s ministry director, the director of operations and outreach and our discipleship coordinators. The team is tasked with running the day to day operations of the church. A combination of the right experience, leadership and adminstrative skills and chemistry are critical to success in this role.
Collective Church is a new church that launched in September of 2017 in Frederick, MD. Our vision is to be a
“church for the rest of us.” We are looking to hire a Worship and Arts Pastor that will cultivate, produce and
execute excellent worship experiences and creative content for Collective.
Here is what we are looking for:
• A devoted follower of Christ that can lead worship, not just play music.
• A person that can ‘invest and invite’ so that people who are far from God can come and see Jesus at
• Someone that can work with our leaders to identify new worship songs to introduce to the church
• A person that’s passionate about leading and caring for Collective Band and our Production Team
• A collaborative leader that will participate in creative planning meetings and weekly creative review
• A true ‘creative’ that enjoys social media and can manage photographers, videographers, and graphic &
You’ll need to be proficient in singing and guitar, keys, bass and/or drums. You’ll also need to transpose and
chart songs. Also knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier would be a plus.
Mainstreet Church, just outside Toledo, OH is looking for their next Worship Pastor. We’re a church of about 800 people that is engaging our community to help the next generation become difference makers.
Our Worship Pastor will provide leadership for our worship ministries in order to create engaging worship services that move people to deeper relationship in their walk with God and will be responsible for recruiting, leading, shepherding and overseeing all areas of our worship and tech ministry.
We utilize the music of a variety of worship genres such as Hillsong/Hillsong United, Bethel, Vertical Church and Elevation Church.
We’re looking for a relational leader who seeks to develop his/her team for deeper spiritual life and service. A solid understanding of music and ability to play a guitar or keyboard while leading worship are a must as well as a basic knowledge of the technical skills needed for our worship services.
Apply here: http://www.chemistrystaffing.com/mainstreet
Update 5/13 – This Position has Been Filled
follower of Jesus that has a passion to make a real change in the lives of students?
We’d love to find out more about you. South Mountain Community Church is a rapidly growing church of
about 800 people in St. George, UT, and we’re looking for our next youth and young adults pastor. Our church
is located in an absolutely beautiful part of the country. We’ve got state parks, ghost towns, canyons, coves,
cactus gardens, historical pioneer buildings, mountain biking, horseback riding, road cycling, and hiking. It’s a
great place to do ministry AND to raise a young family.
Our new youth and young adults pastor will shepherd youth and young adults and administrate all volunteer
teams associated with our youth and young adults department. This will include Sunday mornings, midweeks,
annual camps/trips, and college outreach (we are located near Dixie State University with approximately
We want the person we hire to build up and administrate an amazing youth and young adults ministry. Our
goal is to take St. George by storm and make the biggest impact possible. This will require a person with grit,
dedication, drive, ingenuity, and self determination.
We prefer a candidate who has completed at least a Bachelors degree in ministry training and is a proficient
teacher. This person will have opportunity to preach and teach on the main stage of South Mountain as well.
We are a non-denominational church and our pastors come from varying backgrounds. The ability to teach,
preach, and administrate is very important. Musical skills like playing guitar and being able to sing and coach
young musicians would be helpful, but not a requirement.
We are in Utah. So that means that you’ll need to be able to cope with any distance and initial separation from
family and friends. (And, to be honest… once you get here you will not want to leave!)
We want to do the very best we can to communicate with you during your search. This page will allow you to see all of the current job openings that we are working on as well as the current status of each opening. You can check this page often as it is the definitive place that we update our work. We share regular updates here on each position rather than sending an email notification. Below are some additional questions and answers that we receive from candidates often.
If we ask on a Likert scale (1 to 10)… all we get is 4s, 5s, and 6s. Everyone gravitates toward the middle. We ask churches the exact same questions. Same yes/no. We ask yes/no questions to get gut reactions and it really does work to get a quick, initial synopsis of what kind of church you would be good in. We’re trying to find an initial 30,000-foot level fit in four areas: theology, ministry philosophy, personality, and skills/abilities. So… as much as you may hate answering yes or no, they really do work for us and may very well help us find you someplace that might be a great future fit.
The great thing about our approach is that once you’ve filled out your profile and the assessments, you are automatically considered for all the open positions and churches that we are currently working with (or will be working with in the future). This is good news because it means that we will constantly be attempting to match your profile and assessments with an opening and church that would be a great potential match for you. Of course, we attempt to match according to your position category, your denomination, your relocation preference, plus your overall profile, resume and assessment answers.
Working with a staffing company like Chemistry Staffing is a little different than working with a specific church. When you add your profile to our system (even if it was for a particular position), we try to match you with not just the individual church you applied to, but also other churches that we may be working with. While you may be interested in a particular church, it could be that your assessment and profile did not match what the church was looking for. If and when we find a potential match for you, we will reach out to you to have a personal one-on-one initial interview.
We’re constantly signing on new churches and positions. In fact, many of our candidates are actually ‘passively’ searching, meaning they fill out a profile so that we can be watching for potential great fits in the future. That might be next week or next year. We encourage you to keep your profile active in our database. We’ll only contact you when/if we find a church that would be a great potential healthy fit for YOU.
The short answer is… no one… unless we first ask your permission. We don’t post your information anywhere. We don’t sell your data. We simply keep it in our internal database until we find what we think might be a good match for you. And when we do, we first reach out to you to have an actual conversation, talk about the church and position, and gauge your interest BEFORE we ever submit your name or resume to a church.
We work with a few churches at a time and we reach out to you when we think we find a church that matches your theology, personality, philosophy of ministry, and skills and abilities based on your assessments, profile and resume. Sometimes that can take a little time. That’s the power of having your information in our database for the long-term. We don’t guarantee to find anyone a job. Our role is to try to match you up with one of the churches that we’re working with. But we’re just a small piece of the puzzle. If you are actively searching for a new ministry position, don’t ever put all your eggs in one basket. We’ll be in contact when we find something we think will be a great fit for you. In the meantime, we encourage you to take responsibility for your personal job search. You can always find a great number of positions that are new each day at websites like ChurchStaffing.com.
We fully agree with Dr. Thom Rainer when he says that few pastors make it to the ‘fruitful’ years of ministry… around the five-year mark. This happens many times because they were never a good match, to begin with, or because the church and the pastor don’t have a good, healthy ministry plan to work on the same page. Our approach is to strategically work with local church leaders to find a healthy, long-term staff fit that will actually move the dial when it comes to effective local ministry. (That means that we’d like to see you stay at your next church for AT LEAST five years).
We don’t have any full-time positions that are open. We are always looking for individuals that have their own personal network that they can work with to provide referrals. If that’s something you’d like to discuss, let me know and I can get you some additional information on that.