Small Horizontal Logo with Slogan

  • Register

The only search firm focused exclusively on the churches of Christ!

Church Only - White


Equip Your Search Committee

Arm your committee with the Minister Hiring Process™, the Search Committee Handbook, Training, Workshops, Consulting...
White Documents


Sample Documents

The forms and letters that bring the Search Committee Handbook and the Minister Hiring Process™ to life and reduce your workload...


Don Viar, MBA, CPA (inactive)
Founder & CEO

Welcome To Minister Match,
The Church of Christ Search Firm!

My name is Don Viar and I founded Minister Match to be THE church of Christ search firm and go to resource for congregations engaged in the minister search process. While serving on a search committee at our home congregation in 2014, I was surprised by the lack of information, training and support available to help church of Christ congregations find, evaluate and hire ministers. In my experience, I discovered several needs:

    • The need for guidance and best practices on how to best conduct the search for new ministers, preachers and evangelists.
    • The need for training amongst elders, deacons, and search committee members on their unique roles in the search process.
    • The need for sample letters, forms, interview questions and other templates to facilitate the search process.
    • Most importantly, we saw the need for some form of an “executive search firm” that could step in and help a congregation conduct a preacher or minister search if needed.

Minister Match fulfills these needs with a spectrum of services designed to fit congregations of every size and budget. Whether it be our full-service Guided Search program or our free self-service training and templates, we can help you in your search.

Thank you for your interest in Minister Match and if I can ever be of service, please don’t hesitate to call upon me.

Yours in Service,


Minister Search Services

Whether you use our Guided Search or our Congregation self-service resouces, we want to help you find the right minister.

Church of Christ Focused

Owned and operated by members of the Churches of Christ exclusively focsed on the staffing needs of the Lord's Church.

Confidence You Can Trust

Confidentiality for the candidate and the congregation is at the core of our process.

Contact Information

Minister Match
410 South Lowe Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501

ABC Blocks

Your congregation has just hired a minister, and it seems like they are the perfect fit. Congratulations! There is one more step to the process, though, and it is just as important as the process of finding the right minister. You might have heard people refer to how the “first hundred days” of someone’s job usually sets the tone for their entire career with that organization. The same is true with ministers. Just as your congregation is going through a major transition, so is your new minister. The first few months of a job are a stressful time, and it is the job of the elders and search committee to help your new minister through their transition.

We refer to this as the “On-Boarding Stage.” Since the “first hundred days” is so important to the rest of a minister’s career with your congregation, we believe this stage is one of the keys to reducing minister turnover in the church. In this post, we want to talk about a few of the things that a new minister needs from their congregation during this transition period. We will refer to them as the ABC’s of the On-Boarding Phase.