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Dont Just Send a Resume When God says Follow me do you know howIf you work in Christian ministry it's likely that at some point in your career God will call you from one church to another Do you know how to make this transition effectively Moving can be scary and full of uestions Where do I start the job search process Which people do I talk with and what do I send to them How do I know if my family and I will fit in at a new church And how do I tell people I'm leavingThis book is intended to help you answer those uestions so that the hiring process goes well And when the hiring process does go well a lot of pain can be avoided for the pastor and the churchWhat we pastors need is solid coaching that is theologically informed and practically oriented We need to know how the gospel empowers us to interview with both humility and confidence We need anecdotes from real hiring processes and we need detailed strategies for every step of the way so we can transition with excellence protect our families respect the church and honor GodDon't Just Send a Resume also features short contributions by 12 published authors and ministry leaders including Chris Brauns Cara Croft Dave Harvey David Mathis J A Medders Sam Rainer Chase Replogle William Vanderbloemen Kristen Wetherell Jared C Wilson and Jeremy WritebolAbout the AuthorBenjamin Vrbicek MDiv Covenant Theological Seminary is a teaching pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church in Harrisburg PA Benjamin and his wife Brooke have six children He blogs regularly and has written for Desiring God The Gospel Coalition and For The Church He is the author of Struggle Against Porn and coauthor of More People to LoveEndorsementsFilled with wise advice and practical tips I highly recommend itKevin Kompelien President of the Evangelical Free Church of AmericaI use this book in my seminary course on candidatingJoel D Hathaway Covenant Theological Seminary and author of Finding a PastorI see a great need for Benjamin's book There is nothing else like itTimothy Brindle hip hop recording artist and admissions counselor Westminster Theological SeminaryI love the overall gospel foundation and the practical focus that stems out of itGavin Ortlund pastor and authorPick up Benjamin's book read it and profit from his hard won wisdomAlex Duke editor for 9MarksA must read for future seminary graduates or transitioning pastorsJen Oshman former overseas missionary pastor's wife and authorPractical wise and well written I don't know of any other book as valuable during your transitionsChase Replogle pastor and host of the Pastor Writer podcastThis book will give you biblical guidance and will also build up your soulJeff Robinson pastor author and editor for The Gospel CoalitionThis book is refreshingly practical and ministry specific all meat no grizzleKyle Rohane editor for CTPastorscom and BuildingChurchLeaderscom “Don’t Just Send a Resume” is a gift for those starting out in pastoral ministry It will not only answer “how to” uestions about searching for a ministry position but it will also help you do so with the right expectations and the right heart I can see readers reaching for this valuable resource throughout the entire job search process I wish I read this book as a seminary student 45 Really well executed with countless practical tips Benjamin Vrbicek writes Don’t Just Send a Resume for a very specific audience those looking for a job in vocational ministry Not only does Vrbicek succeed in writing the best book I know of on that topic –it’s a must have for anyone look for a ministry job—but he’s created a book with much value than thatVrbicek begins by setting the theological foundation for his project noting the theme of biblical transitions and the sovereignty of God He also notes the spiritual purposes God has for us in transitions including destroying our idols and building faith He uotes Timothy Keller who says “Sometimes God seems to be killing us when he’s actually saving us” The theological mooring remains strong throughout the book Near the end Vrbicek reminds us “Unity isn’t just biblical in an abstract sense It’s the Trinitarian telos of gospel ministry”Vrbicek then dives into the nitty gritty Leaning on his track experience he breaks the book into three sections based on running 1 smoking the curve starting strong; 2 making the move; 3 finishing the race In these chapters he goes over everything from cover letters resumes correspondence networking interviewing to negotiating He gets as granular as suggesting editing apps I’m looking forward to checking into some of his tips social media tips and how to prepare for an interview he has 83 practice uestions The book also includes two very helpful appendices “Job Search Checklist” and “131 uestions to Ask a Potential Employer” Weaved through these chapters is wisdom offered through a dozen contributors including William Vanderbloemen Jared Wilson Dave Harvey and Kevin DeYoung They are thoughtful contributions that add helpful perspective Jared Wilson’s “Know Where You’re Going Four uestions to Ask the Search Team that Go Deeper” is worth the price of the book alone Something that someone might not appreciate about this book is how useful it is for search committees sprinkled throughout is great advice for search committees to help guide the process he includes a 24 step process lots of helpful uestions to ask and pointers in terms of setting up a new hire for success I highly recommend Vrbicek’s Don’t Just Send a Resume It should be on every seminarian and every pastor’s bookshelf not just for themselves but for also for those who they might be raising up in their congregation and for search committeesFor see wwwthebeehivelive

  • Hardcover
  • 204 pages
  • Dont Just Send a Resume
  • Benjamin Vrbicek
  • 09 September 2014
  • 9780997570236

About the Author: Benjamin Vrbicek

Benjamin and his wife Brooke have six children Benjamin enjoys reading wrestling with his children dating his wife eating at Chipotle and riding his bicycle in the early hours of the morning He has written for The Gospel Coalition Desiring God and For The Church and is the author several books including Don't Just Send a Resume More People to Love and Struggle Against Porn forth


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