Senior Pastor Search

The Search Process

We’re prayerfully entering the process of searching for a new Senior Pastor, and our Search Team is an integral part of this process. The team is composed of a diverse group of volunteer leaders and elders who are deeply committed to our church family.

Search Process Steps
  1. Elmbrook reaches out through personal networks for potential candidates.
  2. Vanderbloemen (VB) announces the open position, leverages their network, and contacts potential candidates to apply.
  3. All candidates apply for the role through VB.
  4. VB interviews applicants and approves viable candidates for Elmbrook’s search team to review.
  5. Elmbrook search team reviews candidates and conducts thorough interviews to narrow their selection to 2-3 candidates.
  6. These candidates are presented to the Council of Elders for approval.
  7. The Senior Pastor will be called by the Council of Elders after the Council has ascertained the support of the membership of the church.
  8. If the Council of Elders does not call the Senior Pastor candidate, the process will start over with new candidates from VB.
Current Step

Vanderbloemmen has presented candidates to the Senior Pastor search team. The team is currently reviewing applications and beginning the interview process. Please continue to pray that the search team will have clarity and unity. The team opted not to share comments with one another to remove personal bias or persuasion and instead to listen to the Holy Spirit. Pray the Lord would speak clearly to each of us in that process.

Elmbrook Church's Pastor Search

Vanderbloemen Search Group is an executive search firm that helps faith-based organizations build great teams through staffing and consulting. Elmbrook is pleased to work alongside one of the nation’s largest search firms, and Vanderbloemen Search Group is committed to helping find the next Lead Pastor. You can learn more about the job posting by clicking the button below:

Job Listing

40 Days of Prayer

What role do you play in the calling of the new leader of Elmbrook Church?

We are called to depend upon God to lead us in the search for our next leader. To receive what God has to offer this church in the next season, we must come to Him in prayer. Let's set aside time to listen to God - what He wants us to do, how He wants us to respond, and how He desires to bless us.

The staff and elders have put together 40 days of prayer for us to participate in as a church. Here’s how you can participate: Download the Elmbrook app and turn on your notifications. Each morning starting on Oct. 25, you will receive a push notification with a prayer prompt. 

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