We recognize that many people have put together their own résumés for churches to use, but the information we request is what search committees have asked for, so we ask that you complete our Ministry Placement Form also. This will provide search committees with the same categories of information on each candidate.
This placement form, when completed, will provide a listing of churches you have served, your education, your ministry style, your basic philosophy of ministry, and a list of references that can be contacted.
Please check your spelling and grammar. Be realistic in your responses. We suggest you have someone proofread your form. Remember that this will be the first impression you make on a search committee.
There is an annual placement fee of $50. This helps cover the cost of phone calls, correspondence, etc. on your behalf. The placement fee is payable online through PayPal. Placement forms will not be processed without the placement fee.
How the “System” works
Once you have finished your placement form and the placement fee has been processed, your form will be reviewed. Whenever your résumé is sent to a church, you will receive an email notifying you of that.
If you would desire to have your church’s ministry position posted on the CBAmerica job posts, please send a summary of the open position to Assistant@CBAmerica.org.
Also seminaries and bible colleges often post openings. If a person contacts us saying “I see that XYZ Church is seeking a senior pastor, would you send my information to them?” the answer is always, “Yes.” Nevertheless, most of the résumés that go out from our office do so as a result of the matching efforts.
When we send your placement form to a Search Committee, you will be notified (by email) so you can begin to pray about the possible opportunity. We urge the local church to inform you when you are no longer under consideration.
If there are unusual circumstances that could surface in a read-through of your placement form, be sure to inform our office of this fact. If you have been in the ministry, stepped out for any reason at all, and now are coming back to apply for placement, please give a brief but detailed explanation for the period of inactivity.
If you are out-of-state, be aware that moving costs can sometimes be a strong factor for churches, as well as the cost of travel to the candidate, etc. However, that will not keep us from presenting your placement form to churches where it seems appropriate. God, after all, is in charge of placement, and we are all open to His will, regardless of distance.
All materials submitted become the property of CBAmerica or the region and will not be returned. You will be responsible for making additions or corrections to your placement form as needed by updating your form online. These corrections may include changes in address, email, phone number, or ministry assignment.
Please let our office know when you have been placed so we can remove your name from our file.
If you have other questions about placement please contact our office at 720-283-3030, or email Assistant@CBAmerica.org