Search Process

Search Process

1. Pre-search Phase

  1. Introduce the search committee to the church
  2. Train the search committee
  3. Create a communication plan

2. Search Phase

  1. Internal search
  2. External search
  3. Recruiting
  4. Initial screening of resumes
  5. List of potential candidates

3. Interview Phase

  1. Phone interview
  2. Face-to-face interview
  3. Spouse interview

4. Post-interview Phase

  1. Reference and background checks
  2. Offer letter
  3. Notification of non-candidates

5. Candidate phase

  1. Search committee recommends a name to the board to be considered a pastoral candidate
  2. Board follows the church constitution requirements for candidacy