We are dependent on partner churches
Converge MidAmerica is here to assist your church with all aspects of ministry employment. From finding a position as a pastor, to ordination, to working with your pastoral search committee, we are here for our churches with years of experience. Please contact our office if you have any questions, or check the topics on the left for immediate resources.
What others are saying:
In February 2009, we at Elim Baptist Church, a 110 year old congregation on Chicago’s Southwest side, made the decision to restart which included finding a new pastor... and asked for assistance from Converge MidAmerica
Finding the right pastor took several months, but in the meantime we received valuable coaching that helped us deal with issues from our past and develop strategies for evangelizing the communities surrounding our church.
In October, 2009 Converge MidAmerica referred to us Stephen Puett and the congregation affirmed him as our new pastor. When he came, the congregation was down to 35 people. On March 7, 2010, 172 people were in attendance for the Grand Opening, and we officially became CrossWinds Church.
Jim Schoerner, Elder
CrossWinds Church, Chicago, IL
Our experience with Converge in regard to finding a new pastor was pleasant and painless. Not only did the district listen to our needs of our church, but in some cases knew them better than we. The results are obvious; we have the right pastor for our church.
Ed Mathisen, Elder
Meadowland Church, Johnsburg, IL
As a lay leader who oversaw the process of selecting a pastor for our church, Converge MidAmerica was absolutely invaluable to our efforts. From assisting us with the pre-selection process to counseling our elder board, I can’t say enough about Converge. Thank you Converge!
Dan Markwalder, Elder
The Orchard Church, McHenry, IL
Five years ago, our urban church faced a double crisis: a vacant pastorate and a rapidly dwindling congregation. Lacking the resources, the consensus, and the confidence to launch one last pastoral search of our own, we turned instead to Converge MidAmerica’s Restart program. Gary Rohrmayer became our “search team,” working from a clear understanding of our church’s needs and seeking a man with the spiritual dynamism and entrepreneurial optimism to meet those needs. Over the course of months, three candidates made exploratory visits to our church. The third visit was the charm. Chad Runge has been our pastor for more than three years, with each year giving us deeper appreciation for Converge’s support and Gary’s perceptive choice.
Doug Utigaard, Elder
The Church in West Ridge, Chicago, IL