One of the most important decisions the pastor will make throughout his/her career is the decision to move to a new ministry. A search or pulpit committee from the new church makes a thorough investigation into the minister’s credentials and general suitability for the position. But often, the minister who is being considered has no sense as to how to investigate the new church — whether or not this new position will be a good fit.
We have developed a set of considerations and attendant questions that the deciding pastor will find useful in considering a new ministry. It would be beneficial to first read Kevin Ford’s, Transforming Church. This will give a basis for the categories and questions that are listed below.
In the material below, we will provide categories in which you can mold particular questions. We will also provide specific questions to help you probe areas that are critical in order for you to gain a full understanding of the new church situation. [Read more…]