Bluebonnet Baptist Association
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Assisting churches to fulfill the Great Commission...Matthew 28:19-20

Search Committee Assistance

Resumes:

 
There are many ways in which you can obtain resumes for various ministerial positions.  We keep resumes of available pastors/staff ministers on file at the Association office and will respond to your request for resumes. 

 
Instructions for the Search Committee:

 
The Pastor Search Committee Workbook is a guide to assist search committees in their work.  The Workbook can be used to facilitate the search for any ministerial staff member.

 
This is the Table of Contents to help you evalute how you might use the Workbook:

 
Chapter Titles                                                                         

 
Now That Our Pastor Has Left, What Should We Do First?              

 
Electing the Pastor Search Committee                                                

 
Appendix 1:  Election Ballot: Pastor Search Committee                   

 
Check list for the Pastor Search Committee's First Meeting             

 
Who Will Preach For Us?                                                                      

 
Appendix 2: Job Description Worksheet for Interim Pastor              

 
Appendix 3:  Church Questionnaire                                                       

 
Who Develops the Job Description and Compensation Package?      

 
Appendix 4:  Sample Job Description                                                  

 
Appendix 5:  Compensation Worksheet                                               

 
Putting Together a Church Information Packet                                    

 
Critical Agreements and Considerations                                               

 
Code of Ethics                                                                                          

 
Pastor Search Committee Expenses                                                       

 
The Process of Finding a Pastor: Search Etiquette                               

 
Making a Second Visit with the Candidate                                             

 
Appendix 6: Personal Evaluation                                                            

 
Appendix 7: Letter to Candidate’s References                                      

 
Appendix 8: Personal Reference Information Form                             

 
Appendix 9: Prospective Minister's Sermon Evaluation Form             

 
Appendix 10: Important Questions to Ask the Prospective Pastor      

 
How to Present the Candidate to the Congregation                               

 
How to Make a Recommendation and Vote on the Pastoral Candidate

 
Appendix 11: Sample Covenant between Church and Pastor