When working with a Pastor Search Team, these documents will help you learn if the church will be a good fit for you.
Category: Pastor Search
Sooner or later, every church will face a transition in leadership. These posts are designed to assist churches during this season of transition.
Why Does It Take So Long to Call a New Pastor?
The average pastor search process lasts 12-18 months. This post provides 6 reasons why it takes so long for a church to call a new pastor.
7 Ways to Make Your Pastor Search Committee’s Job Easier
The work of the Pastor Search Committee is difficult. This post lists seven specific actions church members can take to make their job easier.
Should Pastoral Staff Members Serve on the Pastor Search Committee?
This post explains why Pastoral Staff Members should be allowed to serve on a Pastor Search Committee in most situations - but not all!
5 Books To Read When Searching for a Pastor
If your church is searching for a new pastor, here are 5 book recommendations that will be helpful for your Pastor Search Committee during this season of transition.
9 Tips for Announcing Your Pastor Search Team’s Recommendation
The Pastor Search Team's method and manner of presenting a recommended candidate is more important than you realize. This post offers 9 tips for how to effectively make the announcement to your church.
15 Questions Every Pastor Search Committee Should Ask During the Initial Interview
My first experience with a Pastor Search Committee felt more like an interrogation than an interview. However, your Search Committee can avoid making your candidates feel the same as I did by asking these 15 questions to ask during the first interview.
The Overlooked Ministry of the Interim Pastor
The ministry of the Interim Pastor is often overlooked as a viable ministry option, but the Bible offers a different perspective. This post challenges you to consider if God might be calling you to serve as an Interim Pastor.
5 Tips When Listing an Open Pastor Position
This post offers 5 tips to help churches and Pastor Search Committees improve your open pastor listing on ministry job sites during the pastor search process.
Don’t Make This Mistake if You Serve on a Pastor Search Committee
One of the most common mistakes that Pastor Search Committees make is searching for a pastor that the church wants rather than the one they need. This post explains how you can avoid this mistake.