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Pastor Search

More than twice as many pastors struggle with depression compared to the national rate. When churches search for a new pastor, the process can exacerbate and trigger those who are already more prone to depression. […] Read More

I met with many pastor search teams to help them in that process while serving as an area resource minister. The majority of the churches in my area were smaller churches, and many of them were looking for bivocational leadership. One of the things that often hindered their search was the expectations they had of […] Read More

On the one hand the recent spectacle of the choice of Benedict XVI as pope bears little resemblance to the work of a Baptist pulpit committee’s search for a new pastor. The dress is different, the pool of potential candidates is larger and your pulpit committee is far more likely to use e-mail than smoke […] Read More