Interview Questions for the Minister
you have been contacted by a church about the possibility
of ministering there. Maybe you have already had initial
phone conversations and are about to interview with their
search team (search committee). Many concerns that you
might have about an opportunity to minister in a new
congregation may be alleviated if you ask the right
questions before accepting the position.
"These are a very thought
provoking series of questions which were very beneficial to the
minister I passed them along to." ----- Jack G., Tampa, FL
"These are AMAZING!" ----- Dennis W., Brentwood, TN
I have been researching the
topic for several years now and have compiled a rather
"exhaustive" list of questions that could be used when
speaking with search teams and/or pastor(s).
- Aside from the upheaval of
looking for a new staff member / pastor, what has been
the most upsetting event in the life of this church?
- In your opinion, what areas
of concern need to be addressed by this congregation?
- Tell me about the governing
board - personnel committee, deacons, elders, etc...
- What important decisions
have been made recently, and at what level of leadership
were they determined?
- How would you describe your
- List any new proposals in
the planning stages.
- How was your search team /
- Give me a brief history of
- Which word best typifies
your understanding of a Pastor's position in the church?
Servant? Shepherd? Leader? Authoritarian? Preacher?
Pastor? Worship Leader?
- Relate some of the goals /
visions you have for your church?
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The questions above are only a brief
sampling of the entire list of over 200 questions that cover such
- LONG RANGE
- SELF IMAGE
(Great for initial phone calls)
Over 200 Questions that will help you REALLY find out the things you need to know before
accepting a call to your next ministry.
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