At any given time there are thousands of churches seeking a lead pastor. While a great resume, afriendly smile and a memorable sermon will convince many, what shouldlocal congregationsfocus on to find a new shepherd? Chris Braunsbelieves to find a great preacher the search must focus on God's Word and how the candidate relates to it and preaches from it.
This book is a must have resource for search committees and church leaders addressing the needs of churches in the transition of pastoral leadership. It assistsby approaching their responsibilities in a biblical way and providing critical help in key practical matters. From the initial formation of a search committee to the finalterms of agreement with the new pastor, Brauns shows you how to "major on the majors" and away from subjective approaches of evaluating candidates and their sermons. Great also for pastors or pastoral students to know how to prepare, the book includes such practical tools as interview questions for candidates andthe top mistakes search committees make."