Search: The Pastoral Search Committee (Handbook)
: Finding your church's pastor is as serious as an organ transplant. You need a pastor that matches your church's vision, culture, and most importantly, your church's heart. While there is no simple, one-size-fits-all solution to the puzzle...
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Finding your church's pastor is as serious as an organ transplant.
You need a pastor that matches your church's vision, culture, and most importantly, your church's heart. While there is no simple, one-size-fits-all solution to the puzzle of planning for a seamless pastor search, this handbook was created to provide pastor search committees, church leaders, and pastors a guide to asking the right questions in order to plan for the overwhelming pastor search process.
William Vanderbloemen has spent years focusing on connecting churches with pastors who fit their ministry context. Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook guides church members through the process finding the right leader for their church.
When a pastor leaves a church, ministries are disrupted and members drift away. If the church is already struggling, it can find itself suddenly in very dire straits. But it doesn't have to be that way. What if when a pastor moved on, the church knew exactly what to do to form a search committee and begin the search process for the person God is calling to lead their church?
WARREN BIRD is the research director for Leadership Network, a think tank that works with America's most innovative churches. There, he researches cutting-edge churches and works with their leaders to multiply their evangelistic and disciple-making influence. Bird has served churches for more than 15 years in various roles from pastor to church planter. A seminary adjunct professor, he is the editor or coauthor of 17 books and a Gold Medallion Award winner.