In the course of daily ministry I often talk with young men looking for pastoral placement and associate pastors open to moving into senior positions. Many of these pastors have no denominational affiliation or serve in a large fellowship with enough diversity where they must exercise careful discernment in evaluating churches.
For years, we've fielded requests for The Gospel Coalition to use our website to help these pastors learn about openings in churches where they'll find a good fit. Likewise, our staff often hear from pastors in churches looking to hire someone who shares the values laid out in TGC's confessional statement and theological vision for ministry.
Finally, we have responded by opening a basic job board where you can look for new positions or add one you're trying to fill. Already you'll find three openings to browse.
Please note the disclaimer:
The Gospel Coalition hosts this job board to help churches that fully subscribe to our confessional statement and theological vision for ministry connect with like-minded pastors to fill ministry positions. But we do not offer placement services, and we cannot fully vet the churches that participate or the positions they list.
Indeed, we have no desire or capacity to act in a denominational capacity to facilitate placement beyond using our site to help you make connections. So our new job board acts much like our church directory, which we often hear has helped Christians moving or visiting find gospel-preaching churches.
So if you're about to graduate from seminary, open to a new ministry challenge, or looking to hire a new pastor, we hope you'll bookmark the new job board and return frequently. Join us in praying that God would use this simple tool to build his church by matching pastors and congregations that love no one and nothing more than Jesus Christ.