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What is your sex?

What is your home address?


US

Your district placement director, national office administrators, and/or matching churches may use this phone number to contact you.

Word limit: 400

What is your current marital status?

Word limit: 300

Have you ever been divorced or separated?

Do you have children?

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Education

Enter degrees you’ve earned, major, school and graduation year.

You may enter up to 7 degrees.

Have you earned a certification from GATEWAY?

Have you earned any certifications from another institution?

Please list certifications relevant to your background and interests.

Doctrine

Do you ascribe to and affirm, without mental reservation, each article of the EFCA Statement of Faith?

Consult the EFCA Statement of Faith for reference as you respond.

Word limit: 300

Which of these would best characterize your position on “miraculous gifts” (gifts of healing, prophecy, word of knowledge, tongues) of the Spirit?

Which best describes your position on women in ministry in the local church?

All EFCA churches are congregational in their governance (church polity). How congregationalism is lived out varies from church to church. Which model best describes your understanding of congregationalism?

The EFCA commitment to live and minister within the “significance of silence” framework (i.e., we will debate but not divide over certain nonessential doctrinal matters) is a strength.

Do you think baptism (of any sort) ought to be required for church membership?

Do you agree with the EFCA’s Resolution on Human Sexuality and the Covenant of Marriage, that “God created human beings uniquely in His image as male and female, and He has designed marriage to be a covenantal relationship between one man and one woman”?

Which statement best describes your position on divorce and remarriage for a Christian believer?

Do you believe homosexual behavior is always contrary to the teaching of Scripture?

“Sex outside of the marriage covenant between a man and a woman is acceptable.”

Abortion is a sin, the taking of a human life created in the image of God.

Your comments will not be used in the matching process but will be read by all matching churches.

Word limit: 400

Ministry History

Enter your past ministry experience.

Please begin with your current or most recent ministry position. You may enter up to 10 positions.

Example Position:

Senior Pastor (Solo pastor), Free Church of Newtown
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Location: Newtown, PA
Affiliation: EFCA church
Dates: 2002-03-01–2010-12-10
Church size: 76–199
Attendance change: Remained steady
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Are you credentialed by the EFCA?

Select any EFCA credentials you’ve obtained.

Are you credentialed (ordained or licensed) by another denomination or local church?

Please enter the details of any pertinent credentials received.

You may enter up to 3 credentials.

Are you willing to seek an EFCA credential?

Placement Preferences

Choose up to 5 positions for which you are most qualified and interested.

Discuss with your district placement director which role(s) you’re qualified for. You will only be matched to positions you select here. You may select a maximum of 5 positions.

Senior/Solo Pastor Positions

Associate Staff Roles

Are you interested in pursuing a combination of these roles?

Are you interested in a part-time position?

What is your preferred church size?

Select all sizes to which you would like to be matched.

How important is an exact match with your preferred church size?

What is your preferred church location?

Select all church locations to which you would like to be matched.

How important is an exact match with your preferred church location?

What is your preferred church setting?

Select all church settings to which you would like to be matched.

How important is an exact match with your preferred church setting?

If you are married, please answer for your spouse as well.

Word limit: 300

Are you proficient in a language other than English?

Please select the language(s) in which you are proficient.

How important is it that a church has a ministry in this language?

What are your preferred geographic regions?

How important is it that a church is in one of the selected districts?

Church Style Preferences

I could effectively minister in a church where the primary audience the church serves is:

If you minister in other settings (e.g., youth ministry), adapt your response to the primary audience served by such a ministry.

Community Believers
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the facility (buildings and grounds) is:

Casual Formal
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the Sunday service (or main weekly worship service):

If you minister in other settings (e.g., youth ministry), adapt your response to the primary weekly group meeting in that ministry.

Seekers Believers
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the style of worship (in the primary service) is:

If you minister in other settings (e.g., youth ministry), adapt your response to the primary weekly group meeting in that ministry.

Contemporary Traditional
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the purpose of the Sunday message is:

Evangelism refers to the proclamation of the gospel; edification refers to biblical instruction. If you minister in other settings (e.g., youth ministry), adapt your response to the primary weekly communication in that ministry.

Evangelism Edification
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the leadership is generally provided by the:

“Leadership” refers to providing vision and direction for the church (not administrative duties). This question refers to the function of leadership, not to church polity. If you minister in other settings (e.g., youth ministry), adapt your response to the leadership of that ministry.

Laity Clergy
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where spiritual growth is encouraged:

Informal methods rely on relationships and events that occur naturally; formal methods refer to planned programs (e.g., discipleship strategies, small group structures, etc.). If you minister in other settings (e.g., youth ministry), adapt your response to that ministry.

Informally Formally
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the practice of charismatic gifts is:

Encouraged Prohibited
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the practice of church discipline (or response to sin) is:

Church discipline often focuses on such issues as gossip and slander, gluttony, divorce, premarital sex, embezzlement, and so forth.

Passive Active
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the strategies to reach the lost are based on:

If you minister in other settings (e.g., youth ministry), adapt your response to that ministry.

Friendships Programs
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the response to cultural and ethnic diversity is one that:

If you minister in other settings (e.g., youth ministry), adapt your response to that ministry.

Heterogeneous Homogeneous
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the response to social needs is one that:

Consider such social issues as racial reconciliation, poverty, homelessness, public education, and so forth.

Church-based Personal
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where the focus of missions is:

Local Global
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church where women’s involvement in leadership and teaching is:

This question pertains exclusively to leadership and teaching positions (not all ministries).

Not restricted Restricted
Word limit: 300

I could effectively minister in a church that believes that the local church’s role in planting new churches is:

Passive Active
Word limit: 300

Personal Details

If you wish, you may upload one to two photos of yourself and/or your family.

The photos will only be visible to matching churches and district placement directors. Photos will not be posted publicly.

Access pastorsearch.efca.org to upload your image.

Please include full URL, for example: https://efca.org.

If you wish, you may upload a PDF of your résumé.

Access pastorsearch.efca.org to upload your file.

MinistryMatch Assessment

Upload a MinistryMatch Assessment.

After completing a MinistryMatch Assessment ($40 cost), please download and attach the PDF file. Please be sure to include the two-page Original Summary Report of your MinistryMatch assessment in your file. This is a required step before you can submit your candidate profile. This may not be required for invited candidates.

Access pastorsearch.efca.org to upload your file.