The pastoral search process is a moment that presents a unique opportunity for your community to grow in new ways. CBOQ has helped hundreds of churches through this process and has developed several best-practices resources to assist you.

Brian CraigContact Brian Craig, CBOQ’s Director of Leadership Development, (416-620-2939 or if you have a a specific question about this process.

1 Read the Manual
Discover step-by-step guidelines for the pastoral search process: download the Procedure Manual for Pastoral Search Teams. A variety of related forms and surveys are also available on our Resources page
2 Post your Ministry Opportunity
Complete a profile for the position you seek to fill, and we'll post it on our jobs page (which receives thousands of views per month). Once your job is posted, we'll give you access to our confidential resume database from pastors currently open to a new ministry opportunity.
3 Browse the Resume List
*For use by pastoral search committees only* A confidential database of resumes from pastors seeking placement in a CBOQ church. To obtain a password, contact Elaine Lui (

Learn more about Interim Ministry

download our step-by-step guide for churches in leadership transition