find your next long-term ministry fit

Church Job Seeker Bootcamp

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Our six-week online bootcamp helps you make wise choices in your next church job search.

Whether you’ve just lost your church staff position or you are just now starting to feel led to look for future ministry opportunities, Chemistry Staffing’s Church Job Seeker Bootcamp will help you prepare for your next season of ministry.  From creating a killer resume, to improving your interviewing skills and negotiating the best salary package, we’ll you’ll learn from Chemistry’s founders, connect with fellow ministry job seekers, and sharpen your skills in this six-week journey to future ministry clarity and success.

BRIDGING THE MINISTRY 'GAP'

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The average length of tenure for a church staff member

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The amount of time in one role to hit your ministry ‘sweet spot’

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The gap between ministry ‘sweet spot’ and average tenure

Recent research shows that the typical ministry staff member in a local church lasts about 3.5 years in their position. Church strategist Thom Ranier suggests that a pastor’s most fruitful years in ministry start around year 5.  Closing this gap is a huge key to ministry success and longevity.  Job Seeker Bootcamp will give you the skills to choose your next ministry job wisely to help you get to that five-year sweet spot.

You'll learn these bootcamp basics...

Week 1

setting the foundation

So... you're in transition, looking for your next church staff role. Where do you start? What should you spend your time doing? We'll cover the essentials and to get you started.

Week 4

how to interview well

Many church staff need help (or at least a boost in confidence) when it comes to the interview stage of the search. We'll coach you on how to make a great first impresession.

Week 2

creating a killer resume

Your resume is your first impression. You can't afford to swing and miss on what you include (and don't include) on your resume. We'll guide you step-by-step to an effective resume.

Week 5

nailing the onsite visit

Visiting a potential church can be stressful and exhausting. We'll give you some great guidance on what to do when you visit, questions to ask, and a checklist of things to do before you leave.

Week 3

searching for what's next

The key to finding your next ministry role is a combination of working your personal network and looking in the right places for open positions. We'll show you how to do it effectively.

Week 6

negotiating your next role

You're interested. They're interested. How do you evaluate any potential job offer? We'll give you proper protocol for negotiating salary and benefits, vacation time, moving expenses, etc.

Your Bootcamp Facilitators

Todd Rhoades

CHEMISTRY STAFFING CO-FOUNDER
Todd has invested over 30 years in serving churches, having served as a worship pastor for over 15 years, a church elder for more than a decade, and in various ministry leadership roles in both the business and non-profit sectors. As the original founder and developer of ChurchStaffing.com, Todd fundamentally changed the way thousands of churches search for pastors and staff on the internet.

Matt Steen

CHEMISTRY STAFFING CO-FOUNDER
Matt has served the local church for over two decades as a youth pastor, church planter, and executive pastor. Matt has made a career of helping churches thrive through intentionality, clarity, and creating healthy cultures. He is convinced that a healthy church is led by a healthy team with great chemistry, and loves partnering with Chemistry’s churches to do great things for the Kingdom.

Here are all the details...

Most frequent questions and answers

The job seeker bootcamp is specifically designed for church ministry staff.  If you are a senior pastor, executive pastor, worship pastor, youth pastor, children’s pastor, or any are interested in any other ministry-related paid church staff position, the Bootcamp is a great choice to help prepare you for your next chapter of ministry.

Bootcamp will last for six consecutive weeks.  During these weeks, we’ll cover the following major topics to help you with your church job search:

Week 1: SETTING THE FOUNDATION

So… you’re in transition, looking for your next church staff role. Where do you start? What should you spend your time doing? We’ll cover the essentials and to get you started.

Week 2: CREATING A KILLER RESUME

Your resume is your first impression. You can’t afford to swing and miss on what you include (and don’t include) on your resume. We’ll guide you step-by-step to an effective resume.

Week 3 – SEARCHING FOR WHAT’S NEXT

The key to finding your next ministry role is a combination of working your personal network and looking in the right places for open positions. We’ll show you how to do it effectively.

Week 4 – HOW TO INTERVIEW WELL

Many church staff need help (or at least a boost in confidence) when it comes to the interview stage of the search. We’ll coach you on how to make a great first impresession.

Week 5 – NAILING THE ONSITE VISIT

Visiting a potential church can be stressful and exhausting. We’ll give you some great guidance on what to do when you visit, questions to ask, and a checklist of things to do before you leave.

Week 6 – NEGOTIATING YOUR NEXT ROLE

You’re interested. They’re interested. How do you evaluate any potential job offer? We’ll give you proper protocol for negotiating salary and benefits, vacation time, moving expenses, etc.

Each week, there will be video teaching and a brief homework assignment (getting a new ministry job is a lot of hard work!).

There is also a weekly 45-minute LIVE group coaching session. We’ll use this time to answer your questions and teach new concepts to help you along in your ministry career journey.

You will also be given opportunities to connect and learn from other church job seeker members of your session of Bootcamp.  You’ll be able to connect with others to share ideas, learn, and discuss what you’re experiencing during your search.

All of your Bootcamp coursework and assignments, as well as communication with other Bootcamp members will be provided via Basecamp’s community management tool.  

The one-time cost for Church Job Seeker Bootcamp is $299 per job seeker.  In some cases, churches will underwrite the cost of Bootcamp for staff members transitioning off their staff.

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