Pastoral Placement for Churches

CB Northwest does not post open positions online. We do provide a variety of helps to churches look for pastors. Our placement services are available to both member and non−member churches. Click on the appropriate link below, or scroll down to the section that pertains to your type of church. Please contact our office at 503-405-1592 or davidc@cbnw.org for help with any of the services described on this page.

Placement Services for CBNW Member Churches

Senior Pastor Placement

At your invitation, someone from our office will be available to meet with your Elder/Deacon Board and discuss any unresolved issues that might still linger in the church body. The Search Committee should be selected prior to this meeting so that the candidate selection process can be explained at the same time. This meeting should take place so that any necessary corrective steps can be taken and the church can respond with unanimity toward the candidate selected by the Search Committee. We will also work to help you find an interim pastor for your interim period.

Search Manual

Our search manual is designed to help leadership and search committees walk through the process of a Senior Pastor search from forming the search committee, all the way through the search process to the installation service of the new pastor. It contains surveys, forms, interview questions, sample profiles, sample letters, and a number of articles on a variety of topics for help in your search process. The cost of the manual for CB Churches is $25. To order, click here.

Associate Pastor Placement

For assistance with filling an associate position please provide us with a job description or the closest thing you have to a job description for the position you are trying to fill. Please be sure to let us know who to send résumés to. Make sure to include any requirements you have for the position. If the position is not typical, or you really don't have a job description please contact our office to speak with someone about what you are looking for so we can best help you in your search.

Pulpit Supply

CB Northwest will work to help you find someone to fill your pulpit, even on short notice. Please contact us as soon as you know you will have a need for pulpit supply.

Please contact our office at 503-405-1592 or davidc@cbnw.org for help with any of the services described on this page.

Placement Services for Non-member Churches

Senior Pastor Placement

For assistance with filling a Senior Pastor position please provide us with a church and pastor profile. Make sure to include any requirements you have for the position, and please be sure to let us know who to send résumés to. Initially, we will send out the five best-matched résumés. We will continue to send you additional résumés as requested for the length of your search. There is a $50 fee for this service.

Search Manual

Our search manual is designed to help leadership and search committees walk through the process of a Senior Pastor search from forming the search committee, all the way through the search process to the installation service of the new pastor. It contains surveys, forms, interview questions, sample profiles, sample letters, and a number of articles on a variety of topics for help in your search process. The manual is geared toward working with our office for placement, but contains many helps that are not specific to our office. The cost of the manual is $50. To order, click here

Associate Pastor Placement

For assistance with filling an associate position please provide us with a job description or the closest thing you have to a job description for the position you are trying to fill. Please be sure to let us know who to send résumés to. Make sure to include any requirements you have for the position. If the position is not typical, or you really don't have a job description please contact our office to speak with someone about what you are looking for so we can best help you in your search. We will continue to send you additional résumés as requested for the length of your search. There is a $50 fee for this service.

Pulpit Supply (Available in the Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)

CB Northwest will work to help you find someone to fill your pulpit, even on short notice. Please contact us as soon as you know you will have a need for pulpit supply. There is a no fee for this service.

Please contact our office at 503-405-1592 or davidc@cbnw.org for help with any of the services described on this page.

Placement Services for CB Churches from other Regions

Senior Pastor Placement

For assistance with filling a Senior Pastor position please provide us with a church and pastor profile. Make sure to include any requirements you have for the position, a please be sure to let us know who to send résumés to. Initially, we will send out the five best−matched résumés. We will continue to send you additional résumés as requested for the length of your search. There is a no fee for this service.

Associate Pastor Placement

For assistance with filling an associate position please provide us with a job description or the closest thing you have to a job description for the position you are trying to fill. Please be sure to let us know who to send résumés to. Make sure to include any requirements you have for the position. If the position is not typical, or you really don't have a job description please contact our office to speak with someone about what you are looking for so we can best help you in your search. We will continue to send you additional résumés as requested for the length of your search. There is no fee for this service.

Please contact our office at 503-405-1592 or davidc@cbnw.org for help with any of the services described on this page.

Search Committee Resources

  1. The Interim Period (.PDF)

Pastoral Compensation Resources

CB Northwest Identity Document

Below are links to the Identity Document adopted on March 3, 2006:

Candidate Installation

Resources and Suggestions for Search Committees

Please contact our office at 503-405-1592 or davidc@cbnw.org for help with any of the services described on this page.