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The J. Arthur Group

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The J. Arthur Group is led by John Emanuelson, a seasoned recruiter with over twenty five years of successful experience. John loves being a recruiter, and he is eager to help churches that need outstanding candidates as well as pastors that have identified the need to move to greater and more challenging opportunities. 

John typically finds potential candidates by networking. That is, when requested to find a Senior Pastor for a church he will start by reaching out to the contacts that he has developed over the years to obtain their recommendations of the most capable candidates, he will then contact the people that have been recommended, interview them, and of those that are qualified he will then submit the best candidates to the church he is representing. One advantage of working with John is that he is approaching pastors that are typically not seeking new positions. That is, they're generally happy where they are, they're successful and challenged, and our experience is that such a group oftentimes represents a higher level of competence and effectiveness. John is equipped to identify qualified senior pastors, executive pastors, as well as associate pastors of worship, outreach, youth, children, and more. 

Should your church hire a candidate referred by The J. Arthur Group the fee is quite reasonable. It starts at fifteen hundred dollars, and it could be higher should the requirements submitted by the church be more comprehensive than usual. The church will have the right to accept or reject the fee before any work is started. This work is both part of John's ministry as well as a small source of income, which helps to explain the modest amount being offered. There are guarantees built into the fee structure, as well, and there are no upfront charges. The church only pays a fee if the candidate referred by The J. Arthur Group is unconditionally the best the church has found. 

John is particularly interested in finding Outreach Pastors for churches that have not yet hired one, and there is a special consideration to be reviewed when deciding whether to hire an Outreach Pastor. To explain . . . a large church in the Pacific Northwest recently reported an average weekend attendance in 2018 of 1,489, and the church's total income was $2.4 million. That's an average of approximately $1,600 per person. Obviously some memberes gave more generously than others.

So, should a church hire an Outreach Pastor at perhaps $50K they would have to increase the average weekend attendance by only 31 people to pay that pastor's salary! There would be other expenses to be considered, but covering the salary by such a small increase in attendance highlights the attractiveness of adding an Outreach Pastor to a staff.

We look forward to working with you.



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