Interview Questions for the Minister

Perhaps 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.

Sample Questions Topics Covered Ordering Information

"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).

 

Sample Questions:

  1. 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?
  2. In your opinion, what areas of concern need to be addressed by this congregation?
  3. Tell me about the governing board - personnel committee, deacons, elders, etc...
  4. What important decisions have been made recently, and at what level of leadership were they determined?
  5. How would you describe your church?
  6. List any new proposals in the planning stages.
  7. How was your search team / committee selected?
  8. Give me a brief history of your church?
  9. Which word best typifies your understanding of a Pastor's position in the church? Servant? Shepherd? Leader? Authoritarian? Preacher? Pastor? Worship Leader?
  10. 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 topics as:

  • ADMINISTRATION
  • COMMITTEES
  • COMMUNITY
  • CONGREGATIONAL PROFILE
  • EDUCATION
  • FINANCIAL
  • LONG RANGE PLANNING
  • MEMBERSHIP
  • MINISTRY
  • MUSIC
  • OUTREACH
  • MINISTER STYLE (Leadership)
  • PHYSICAL PLANT (Building)
  • POLITY
  • SELF IMAGE
  • STAFF
  • WORSHIP
  • SEARCH COMMITTEE
  • Other General Questions
    (Great for initial phone calls)

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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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