When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search: Biblical Principles and Practices to Guide Your Search

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  • 192 Pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date: January 2011
  • ISBN: SBRAUNCHWHENTHEWORDLEADSYOUR9780802449849

When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search: Biblical Principles and Practices to Guide Your Search

Brauns, Chris

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At any given time there are thousands of churches seeking a lead pastor. While a great resume, a friendly smile and a memorable sermon will convince many, what should local congregations focus on to find a new shepherd? Chris Brauns believes 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 assists by 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 final terms 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 and the top mistakes search committees make.

192 Pages
Published January 2011

About the Author

Chris Brauns is the Senior Pastor at the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley, IL. He earned his MBA from Northern Iowa University, M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Chris is also the author of Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds.

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At any given time there are thousands of churches seeking a lead pastor. While a great resume, a friendly smile and a memorable sermon will convince many, what should local congregations focus on to find a new shepherd? Chris Brauns believes 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 assists by 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 final terms 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 and the top mistakes search committees make.

192 Pages
Published January 2011

About the Author

Chris Brauns is the Senior Pastor at the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley, IL. He earned his MBA from Northern Iowa University, M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Chris is also the author of Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds.

  • Cover Type:
  • 192 Pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date: January 2011
  • ISBN: SBRAUNCHWHENTHEWORDLEADSYOUR9780802449849