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Connecting churches to pastoral candidates

EFCA Pastor Search uses a powerful, personalized matching process to connect pastors with churches by comparing candidate profiles with open positions throughout the EFCA.

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For Candidates

If you’re seeking placement at an EFCA church, create and submit your profile. Your profile, including information about your background, doctrinal beliefs, and ministry preferences, will be reviewed by your district placement director, who will guide you through the Pastor Search process. Once approved and once payment has been submitted, you will be matched to open positions posted by EFCA churches.

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Fees for candidates

This one-time fee provides unlimited access to the EFCA Pastor Search application for five years.

  • $35: EFCA credentialed pastor (nationally)
  • $75: Candidate serving in an EFCA church (without an EFCA national credential)
  • $125: Candidate who does not serve in an EFCA ministry (or is not credentialed in the EFCA)

Call or email the appropriate EFCA district before starting your profile.

If you have been in conversation with a church about joining Pastor Search, please sign up using the link in the email invitation sent to you by the church instead of starting your profile here.

For Churches

Register your church now to begin searching the EFCA Pastor Search network of highly qualified pastoral candidates. Churches seeking to fill ministry positions can consider multiple candidates all in one place. By partnering with your EFCA district placement director, you can review matches to your open position and find the best possible fit.

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Fees for churches

The price listed will be charged per position search as a one-time fee upon church profile approval.

  • $99–$250: Senior pastor position (fee calculated as $1 per church attendee, for a minimum of $99 and a maximum of $250)
  • $250: Other position

For Districts

EFCA district placement directors play a pivotal role in EFCA Pastor Search, guiding pastoral candidates and churches as they seek the best fit for open positions throughout the EFCA.