What to Include in a Ministry Resume

A church resume is not your average resume. Churches employ people on a different basis than businesses. In many churches, other items such as licensing, ordination, college GPA, awards and honors, graduate work will be assumed or expected. Put the best foot forward so they are impressed with you. It’s a difficult line to walk. Here are some guidelines as you’re putting your resume together:




Lack of information

Gaps of time in between employment

Cover letter


Here is a great article from Sam Rainer on his tips for a great ministry resume. 

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