The average Children's ministry candidate
Current student Ministry openings at Chemistry staffing
We’ve made it easy for you to apply for Student Ministry positions! Just click the button below and we’ll guide you through our process to providing your resume and profile. Then we’ll send you a couple of quick, easy (and fun) assessments that will help us potentially match you to one of the churches we’re currently working with! To get started, just click below to start your application process!
Senior PastorSecond Cape May Baptist ChurchMarmora, NJ
PastorForreston Grove ChurchForreston, IL
Worship LeaderPrairie Heights Community ChurchFargo, ND
Lead PastorBethel ChurchDevils Lake, ND
Lead PastorCrossroadsCamarillo, CA
Kids PastorHoffmantown ChurchAlbuquerque, NM
Minister of Christian EducationBonsack Baptist ChurchRoanoke, VA
Worship PastorNew Day Christian ChurchPort Charlotte, FL
Connections PastorHilton Head Island Community ChurchHilton Head Island, SC
Director of Care & CompassionBridgeway Christian ChurchRoseville, CA
Have Questions About Resumes or the Search Process?
We’ve assembled some of the biggest questions we are asked…
Our general rule of thumb is that your resume should probably land somewhere between one and two pages, depending on work history and experience. Anything longer will not get read by prospective churches.
A really honest answer: the hardest church job to get is your first one.
That said, if God has called you to ministry, there is a position out there for you. It may just take a little longer to find it.
Many churches are looking for past staff experience. It’s important that you show both volunteer and relatable experience on your resume to help churches see your potential as a part of their team.
There are a lot of considerations that come into play in answering this question. How aggressively are you searching? What part(s) of the country are you looking for? What salary do you need for you and your family? What is your experience and education level? All of these things factor into how long it might take for you to find your next place of ministry.
A good rule of thumb is to plan on at least three to six months. In some cases of aggressively searching, it may take up to a year or more.
We see (literally) thousands of ministry resumes each year. Most look nearly identical to be honest. But there are ways to make your resume stand out and grab attention. We suggest you take our free resume self-assessment. It only takes about 7 minutes to complete, and we’ll give you a score between 1 – 100 on how well your resume performs, plus provide you some helpful action steps to nearly immediately improve your current resume.
Honestly, it’s probably not you. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Most churches do not respond back immediately (or at all) when you send them a resume. In fact, if you receive a 10% acknowledgment rate, you’re probably doing better than most.
It never hurts to follow up (about a week after you submit your resume) via email to see if the church has any questions or what your next steps might be. But beware, phone calls to the church are hardly ever appreciated!