Thank you for your interest in our minister intake services. As you know, we are an autonomous fellowship with no central headquarters, or HR department. Awareness of opportunities and connecting with potential ministry opportunities can prove difficult and frustrating. Simply sending a resume to elders, or a search committee without some form of advocacy is like throwing darts at a target fifty feet away.
We at HOPE Network recognize and affirm God’s call on a person’s life. We also recognize that ministers, elders and congregations have personalities, needs and particularities. You know how critical it is for there to be a good match between you, the elders and the congregation. It is to this end that we are willing to invest in you through a discernment process for the sake of the kingdom.
Our goal is to commend you through a deliberate, fair, helpful and honest process of discernment. We do this in humility knowing God works in mysterious ways. Yet, God works through people and our network is a good place to begin.
We value prayer, confidentiality, honesty and collaboration with others in the network. What we do not want is one person in the network discerning your profile and potential ministry “fit.”
*Special Note: We are not a lifeline for ministers looking for a job. However, we want to be helpful with transitions from one ministry to the another.
To help us help you most effectively, we ask that you follow the process outlined below.
- Complete the profile and related forms.
- Upon receipt of your profile, one of us will contact you for an initial conversation within three days. This will provide opportunity for questions, clarifications, possible opportunities, etc.
- Following the phone conversation, your profile will be reviewed by one of us and another network partner within one week.
- Following partner collaboration, we will contact you about intentional possibilities and ongoing advocacy in your search.
It is important that we assist and commend you in a prayerful, timely, fair and helpful manner. May the Lord give you peace and open doors to his glory.