Your resume creates a first impression; is it a good one? Ministry resumes provide potential employers with a broad overview of who you are and what you can do. A clean, professional, and error-free resume goes a long way toward the interview. 

Cover Letter

A cover letter is a one-page introduction to who you are and why you would be a good fit at the church or ministry where you are applying. Think of this as the resume’s introduction. An eye-catching cover letter has an interesting hook and outlines pertinent experience in a personal, memorable way. Cover letters should always be send as PDFs. 

Resume

The purpose of your resume is to present yourself in such a way that a search committee gains a clear picture of who you are and what you have to offer. Strongly communicating all facets of who you are and what you bring to ministry can be daunting, but time and careful thought spent here are well-invested. Resumes should always be send as PDFs. 

Video Resume

A video resume allows you to stand out among other candidates and directly to ministry partners. It is a way for candidates to go beyond traditional methods of applying for positions to make a better first impression. In two to three minutes, your video resume will display your communication skills, personality and passion for ministry.

*Career Services offers to assist with filming video resumes. There is a fee of $50.00 for your video to cover filming and editing costs. View an example here. To schedule your filming session, feel free to either stop by the Career Services Office in Stearns Hall (first Floor), email us at careerservices@dts.edu, or call us at 214-887-5106.