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A23  Job applications in Christian ministry

Part B: Presentation

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

Words: 7800
Size: 261 kB
Categories: Communication , Leadership


The second of two articles (with A22) 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 second part covers writing your application and being interviewed.

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.

3: Write your application

  • Explain why you have applied
  • Address the issues
  • Be real about yourself
  • Give me reasons to select you
  • Apply in the required format

4: Prepare for the interview

  • Prepare the formal interview
  • Be ready for the questions
  • Make a presentation
  • Get the most out of your visit
  • Learn from the outcome

See also part A.


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Author's notes

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