Illinois is an exciting and challenging frontier for pastors and church staff. Many churches here will welcome fresh leadership from enthusiastic and evangelistic leadership. Here are some ways to receive help:
Through the Pastor Search Online Job Board
The IBSA is always glad to help connect churches with potential pastors and ministry staff. Churches and Job Seekers: Post and Search Here!
Through Illinois Baptist Classified Ads
The Illinois Baptist prints free classified ads for IBSA churches. Please e-mail IllinoisBaptist@IBSA.org your name, church name, ministry position opening, mailing address, web and/or e-mail address, and telephone number. SBC churches outside Illinois are charged a rate of 35 cents per word for classified advertising. Ads will appear for two consecutive issues.
The Illinois Baptist is published on the first day of each month. Ads must be reserved two weeks before publication and received two weeks before publication.For additional information, e-mail IllinoisBaptist@IBSA.org.
Through Pastor Search Team Training and Resources
IBSA wants to help your newly formed pastor search team or committee approach their task wisely, prayerfully, and successfully. We created a seven-session training course to help your church, from grieving the loss of your previous pastor all the way to welcoming your new pastor and setting him up for success.
The sessions are available to work through on your own or with the help of an IBSA-trained guide. Watch this introduction to the course from Nate Adams and Mark Emerson: