Change presents us with new opportunities to grow and respond to what God is calling is to do. It can also be challenging. CINOC is committed to assisting all our churches with transitions in leadership. Whether you are a church seeking to find a pastor or you are a pastor considering retirement, we have the tools you need.
New to CINOC
New to ministry with CINOC?
If you are new to ministry in CINOC, we want to extend to you our warmest welcome, and express our appreciation for your partnership in ministry with us. CINOC is a network of churches, yet diverse in almost every way imaginable in size and style of worship locally and internationally.
The Orientation Process
Every ministry leader who enters the CINOC is required to participate in an orientation process. Part of this process is an annual retreat for all those who are new or who have not yet been accredited by CINOC.
We believe that orientation is something that blesses the new leader as much as it enriches our fellowship. Through the orientation process a new pastor or leader is exposed to many different leaders within CINOC and has the opportunity to ask important questions and to learn about the culture, values and distinctives of our shared kingdom work.
Orientation also allows a new pastor or ministry leader to enter the accreditation and ordination process within CINOC. Accreditation is important both for CINOC as a whole and for a ministry leader. An accredited pastor in CINOC receives additional support and resources that are not available to others. Accreditation provides professional credibility through association with over 500 other ministry leaders. An accredited CINOC pastor has met certain standards that enhance their effectiveness, assure others of accountability for professional, ethical and moral behaviour, and provide a network of support, encouragement and accountability.
For a full explanation of the accreditation and ordination process within CINOC.
Whether you’re just starting out, seeking a change or investigating what’s available, CINOC has current opportunities from our family of churches—and resources to help you and your church through change.
Find ministry and employment
opportunities from CINOC
churches and affiliated ministries.
Ministry Placement Resources
- Ministry Placement Checklist
- Pastoral Placement Manual
- Ministry Information Profile
- Guide to Interim Ministry
Preparing for Retirement
After caring for a congregation for many years, it can be difficult to navigate letting go. Will your congregation be well cared for? How will you manage your finances? CINOC supports its pastors throughout their ministry lives, including through retirement or should you decide to transition into interim ministry.