Is the Pastoral Search Network effective?
Yes, indeed! PSN is one of the leading services of its kind. There are scores of churches and ministries that have hired ministers and staff as a result of ads placed with the PSN Bulletin Board! Our internet site will expose your ad to thousands of interested parties a month, and if you can compose a well-written, attention-getting ad of 200 words or less, it is likely that you will receive many serious inquiries. Virtually every church that has advertised with us has received scores of resumes -- and many have employed personnel from these contacts. The PSN bulletin board is the most effective, and least expensive means of ministry placement you can find anywhere! Click here to place your ad.
Samples of letters written by pastors:
"I believe I was one of the first pastors to post an advertisement with you. I have received several serious inquiries. One of these from a NY church led to a call, which I turned down. Another came from a college church in MI. I met with their search committee and have preached for them. Subsequently, I withdrew my name, but they have since asked me to reconsider, which I am now doing. Other inquiries have come from churches in CA, FL, Canada, and MA. I believe a current salary figure in the advertisement produces serious inquiries only from those churches who can afford me, and eliminates unfruitful contacts. Thanks for your efforts. Pastornet is the best placement service anywhere. Keep up the good
work! Your colleague for Christ,"
Rev. Allen S., Texas (11/5/97)
"It Worked! Thanks for your ministry! The Lord used it to connect me to a church which is a great fit for me and my whole family. Blessings await, I'm convinced. I greatly appreciate what you are doing. And it works!
So please remove my ad from the listings. Because He Lives,"
Rev. Rob E., Lansing, MI (7/7/98)
Hi, My name is James W. "Bill" Anderson. I was an Army chaplain, then was the pastor of a church in Augusta, GA. I am an ordained SBC minister. I just wanted to write to you and thank you for the service
you provide. I am now serving as pastor of Union Church of Lima, in Lima, Peru. I came to this position through God's leadership, and your sight. I saw an ad from UCL on your sight, responded, and now here I am as their pastor. Moving to Peru was not something I had been considering, but God does work in mysterious and great ways to reveal his will. I have only been in Peru for 10 days now, but my family and I
already feel God's confirmation of this calling. Again, thank you, and God bless you. Keep up the important ministry you provide."
Pastor Bill Anderson, Union Church, Lima, Peru (9/14/98)
Samples of letters written by churches:
Bethany Covenant Church, Mount Vernon, WA 98274 (7/7/98)
“We have filled the pastor position effective today. Thank you for your help in this search. While I hope we do not need your services for a long while we will return if we ever need to add additional pastors.
Thank you and God bless!"
The Crossroad, Decatur, IN (10/20/97)
"Please remove our ad from your list. We have been very pleased with the
reponse we have received to this ad. Please e-mail me again with the
amount I need to send you to cover the cost of this ad."
Carol Bishop at FSBC, Dodge City KS (08/04/97)
"Please remove our ad from your posting. The response has been overwhelming but we are suspending our search for the time
being. Thank You for your service,"
"A note of thanks to you for helping us with the Senior Pastor posting on your web site. We received a tremendous response from your posting... It is great that God can use a tool such as this to connect people in ministry.
Would you kindly make a note on our posting that the POSITION IS FILLED!!
Hallelujah, Praise the Lord. It would be helpful to us if you made that
notation rather than removing the posting because we are still receiving 4-5
inquiries per day asking about the status of our search, some from your web
site. We will likely be using your services again in the not too distant future to
help fill a Worship/Music Pastor position. Thanks again for your help. We trust God will continue to bless your work
as you serve Him."
M Hardwick, Bethel Christian Church, San Francisco, CA (7/8/98)
"I'm pleased to say that we now have a PASTOR thanks to your web page. I have lost count on the number of responses we have received. A young pastor in Texas is now our pastor, he was one of the first to response to our ad. Would you delete our ad from the web page? Thanks again."
L Brown, United Church of Christ, Rockwell, NC (7/27/99)