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28 Questions Every Pastor Should Ask a Search Committee

Here are the rest of the questions every pastor should ask a search committee:

  1. What do you most hope that I will do?
  2. What are you most concerned I might do?
  3. What are the major obstacles I will face?
  4. What ministries are struggling? Which ones are shining?
  5. What will be deemed a success under my leadership?
  6. How do you see the church in 1, 3, 5 years? What kind of growth do you expect?
  7. Describe how you see our working relationship?
  8. What should I focus on? What should be my priorities?
  9. How is the current staff moral?
  10. What is your expectation for my spouse?
  11. What were the previous pastor’s strengths and weaknesses?
  12. How was his or her relationship with the staff and board?
  13. What do you wish he had done differently?
  14. What problems seem to recur in your church?
  15. Does the church have any deep, dark secrets?
  16. Have any sins persisted in the staff or leadership?
  17. How would you describe the church’s tolerance for change?
  18. What has caused recent people to leave?

What questions would you add to this list?

 

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