Your church shouldn’t have to turn to any staffing company to find ministry staff. DWC has what they cannot offer you: a foundation of specific ministry experience, and prayer. That’s why we call ourselves a ministry organization.
We think it’s unreasonable for a small church to have to pay a staffing company to find them a worship pastor. We are ministry-minded and church-budget sensitive. We tailor our fees to make them affordable for the services we provide, regardless of whether the churches are small or large.
Our consultants are what you’re looking for so they know how to identify who you’re looking for. If you need a senior pastor, your DWC will be an experienced senior pastor. If you need a worship pastor, an experienced worship pastor will be your consultant. Simply put, our consultants have done what you’re needing and they know who is what you want and who only appears to be what you want. And, we use Ephesian 4:16 as our goal, to “fitly join” the right ministry person with your church. We don’t just hand you resumes and leave you with the job of being your own consultant; we pair your church with the right person, using our knowledge of your own staff and church members. We vet your candidates for you so you don’t end up hiring someone who looks good on the service but who doesn’t match your church well or who doesn’t have the character to build your ministry.
Understanding your needs. If you had to have brain surgery, who would be best equipped to help you find a brain surgeon – someone who had had brain surgery, someone who has worked for a brain surgeon, or someone who is a successful brain surgeon? There is no better person to turn to in your search for a pastor than someone who is a successful and experienced pastor. The same is true about executive pastors, youth pastors, etc. Church search teams and staffing companies are limited because they have never served in the ministry position that you are filling. Imagine a search team of nothing but lead pastors, or nothing but youth pastors. DWC offers you that level of experience and knowledge of the position because they have already done everything you’re looking for. We are the best “search committee” you could ever want.
DWC has an intercessory prayer team with members who pray for us, our churches and our candidates every single day. These people know Dwight Whitworth personally and are committed to the vision God has for DWC. When you choose DWC as your consultant, these people will be praying for your church and your pastor – by name – every single day. Our understanding the necessity of prayer is why DWC is a ministry organization that you will not find anywhere else..
We provide a personal experience, because no church is like yours. Your DWC consultant will spend a long weekend at your church, getting to know you personally. You won’t simply have a survey to be filled out and then have analytics to determine your needs. Your consultant will get to know you from the heart of a shepherd because that’s what any pastor is to be – a shepherd. And, no two flocks are the same. You’ll never be just a process.
DWC has developed a purposeful and successful vetting process. Your DWC consultant will observe your church by actually visiting your church and meeting everyone in person. Every person in leadership and every staff member will have time with your consultant. And then, your consultant will provide analysis and consultation of your potential – where you are now and the potential you have for the future. Since DWC consultants have served in the position churches seek to fill, often that analysis and consultation will find potential your church has not seen. And, having an honest perspective of someone from the outside is always beneficial to a healthy church.We hold video conferences with your staff and leadership. We visit your church. Then your consultant takes what he has learned and begins the 80%/20% candidate vetting process.The 80% part is informational. This is when every question can be asked by everyone involved. There are several video conferences that will include the candidate, the candidate’s spouse, the pastor and pastor’s spouse, church leadership, ministry volunteers. Any information needed to know by both the church and the candidate will be made clear during these meetings.Now comes the 20% – relational. This is our Pilot Service Weekend, when the candidate and his family visits with the church for a weekend, leads worship or preaches or leads whatever ministry for which the candidate is being considered. All questions and answers have been covered in the 80% part. This 20% part is to know whether the candidate can do what DWC said he/she can do and whether the church family and its staff and leadership are everything they promised the candidate that they are.Your DWC consultant will be present at every meeting all along the way. DWC is there to protect the integrity of all three parties – the church, the candidate, and DWC. We are there to protect the church so that no candidate or candidate’s family misinterpret anything that the church says or does. We are there to make sure the candidate and eventually the candidate’s family is not put in any situation that causes them to feel uncomfortable. And, DWC is there to provide consultation and analysis at every point of the process and to make certain the integrity of DWC is never questioned.
Prayer for Your Church and Ministry
Dwight Whitworth and Company has an intercessory prayer team with members located across four states. Not only are they committed to praying daily for DWC, but they also pray for each church we serve as consultants. They pray for each pastor, search committee team, and candidate by name. Every day.
Every member of Dwight Whitworth and Company is also committed to prayer. Focused on Mark 4:26-29, each of us understands that we put the seed in the ground and then rely on God for the harvest in the churches we assist and that even the seeds we sow are placed in our hands by God.
We would be happy to discuss your needs and look forward to pairing you with a great pastor or worship leader.