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Resources for Churches and Pastors Seeking one another

The Opportunity List seeks to inform ministers of staff positions available in congregations and to aid in facilitating a covenant relationship for the glory of God between Cumberland Presbyterian Churches and those who serve them.

Through the Leadership Referral Service of the Pastoral Development Ministry Team, assistance is provided to churches searching for pastors and pastors who want, need, or might be challenged to relocate.

Good to Know

  •  Ministers/Leaders should have a PIF ready to send when requested.
  • Churches should have a CIF ready to send when requested.

Helpful Resources for Churches and Pastors

  • Church Information Form (CIF) Blank Form [PDF] [Word]
  • Personal Information Form (PIF) Blank Form [PDF] [Word]
  • Learn more about the Opportunity List with the benefits of ENGAGE!
  • Opportunity List – this is a listing of all the churches that are in an active pastor/leader search process
  • Guidelines for a Pastor Search Committee [PDF]
  • Clergy Compensation Survey [PDF] [Word] – this is a helpful resource provided by the Board of Stewardship & Benefits.
  • Sample Contract [PDF] [Word] – this sample contract can be found in the “Guidelines for a Pastor Search Committee” booklet. It is pulled out here as a stand alone resource for convenience.
  • If you are a pastor, CONTACT: Pam Phillips-Burk 901.276.4572, ext. 203 or by email
  • If you are a church, CONTACT: Kristi Lounsbury 901.276.4572, ext. 263 or by email