In Today’s Conversation, Leith Anderson and Rob Lauer talk about how to search for and find the right pastor for your church. As the head of a pastor search firm, Rob guides listeners through the steps he takes in matching up pastors and churches.
In this podcast, you’ll learn:
- Guiding principles for sifting through candidates;
- How to avoid common mistakes made in the pastor search process;
- Whether to consider pastors who have been fired from a church; and
- What search firms offer churches that are looking for new pastors.
Read a Portion of the Transcript
Leith: There have been times when I’ve met with boards and search committees, and I’ve said, “You need to go through the process and you need to do all these things. Don’t start with a name. You are a long way off from that. So, does everyone understand that? Does everybody agree to it?” And then after I finish, somebody says, “Well, you know, last summer I was at a church with my cousin, and I met this person who would be…” And they go right to a name. So how do you keep people on track on that process? They just want to jump over it all.
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