When searching for a new pastor you want to find the right one---and you want it to last! This insightful book minimizes church/pastor "divorce" by educating pastoral candidates and search committees. Topics include selecting committee members, assessing your church's needs, clarifying/verbalizing your vision, and more. You'll appreciate the appendixes with invaluable sample forms. 160 pages, softcover from Kregel.
With humor and insight born of experience, Joseph Umidi tells candidates how to approach a selection process by clarifying personal vision for ministry, connecting heart-to-heart with decision makers, and asking the right people the right questions. Search committee members will find guidance in analyzing a church's readiness for change, determining what is most needed now, and judging a candidate's strength in meeting those needs. Eleven appendixes provide key model documents that will help the decision-making process.