Reference and Referral
Leader Connect-CBF is the résumé-matching service developed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as a part of our reference and referral program.
If you have any questions, contact Craig Janney via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With more than 1,800 partnering churches, the Fellowship exists to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission. We believe that a church which has found the particular person God intends to serve as pastor or in a staff leadership role is poised to do great ministry and witness in the community, in the nation, and around the world as they fulfill that mission. That person will, in turn, be a tremendous blessing to that local church and its ministry and witness.
The résumés on this site, as well as the information submitted by churches, come under our scrutiny before ever making it to the site. Also, we are available to assist you in every step of the process.
Developing a well-defined profile for both the candidate and the church requires that we ask many questions. Some of the questions will not apply to your particular situation, but we have tried to be thorough in asking relevant questions to help refine the matching process as accurately as possible. Please answer as many as are appropriate, and don’t hesitate to contact the Reference and Referral staff if you have any questions or comments.
Strict confidentiality is provided in that churches are not able to randomly view resumes just as candidates will not have access to the information provided by churches.
As search committees log onto the LeaderConnect site, they will be guided in developing a detailed profile of their church. Candidates will provide information that will generate a professional resume. The information provided by each will be used in a matching process with the selection of resumes of those candidates who might be a good fit for a particular church. Once the matches have been reviewed and approved by the system administrator, they are then sent to churches.
For those who are serving on a search committee, we have compiled a number of resources which are designed to assist you as you go about this task. We hope you will find these useful.
If you are searching for an interim minister, please contact Les Robinson at the Center for Congregational Health.