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A22 Job applications in Christian ministry

Part A: Preparation

First published on this website in October 2009 and last updated in September 2023

Words: 7300
Size: 257 kB
Categories: Communication , Leadership


The first of two articles (with A23) giving detailed advice on applying for a staff post in a church (as Minister or lay worker) or Christian mission (as CEO or other manager). This first part covers the preparation you need to do before even writing your application.

Both parts of this article are written as though by the person who is about to interview you, so that you learn to put yourself in their shoes and consider what they will be looking for.

1: Be ready

  • Seek God’s will
  • Consider your CV
  • Write your CV
  • Follow key guidelines
  • Format your CV
  • Prepare a private assessment

2: Study the profile

  • Check this could be you
  • Read between the lines
  • Define questions to ask
  • Understand the process

See also part B.


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Author's notes

This article has been updated in September 2023 with some minor amendments to the text and the layout.