For Churches

Several links listed below will help your church engage in the best possible search and call process. You can access all of these documents (and more) that have already been downloaded simply by clicking this link: 

Search and Call Overview 


Profiles (similar to a Curriculum Vitae or Résumé)  

  • Clergy use the online profile system recently launched by the United Church of Christ to search for a church call. Watch this video to learn more about how this system will be used by your church’s Search Committee.  
  • Completing a Church profile will be a major task for your Search Committee, after meeting with Conference Staff. The outline for this document is available for download in both Word and PDF formats. 
  • Online Listing. Once your church’s profile is complete, you will list your church’s opening on the United Church of Christ’s Online Opportunities Listings. Complete this form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., search and call coordinator.  

Sample Call Agreements (Contracts) and Compensation Guidelines  

Your church’s first task during a pastoral transition will often be to hire an interim minister. 

When your church has narrowed to a final candidate, consult these documents: 


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