Bluebonnet Baptist Association
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Assisting churches to fulfill the Great Commission...Matthew 28:19-20

Search Committee Assistance


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