You are the pastor of a church where you sense it’s time to leave. You are looking for another opportunity, and you hear of a church that seems like a great fit for you. How do get considered by that church? Kevin and Thom provide guidance to those pastors seeking to go to another church.
1. Make certain you are not succumbing to the green-grass syndrome.
2. Make certain your spouse is on board.
3. Do not submit a resume and/or application directly.
4. Ask someone you trust to recommend you. Make certain that person will shoot straight about your fit at the potential church.
5. Get someone to evaluate your resume.
6. Respond honestly and promptly if the church contacts you.
- Listen to part 1 of this series – “What to Do When the Interim Pastor Wants to Become the Pastor – Part 1 of 3: When a Church Is Looking for a Pastor”
Revitalize & Replant is sponsored by the North American Mission Board and ChurchReplanters.com. More than 10% of churches in North America are at risk of closing and the North American Mission Board is committed to reversing this trend by decreasing the death rate of existing churches while simultaneously increasing the birth rate of new churches. To learn more about what it means to become a replanting pastor or to explore resources for replanting and revitalization in your own church, visit ChurchReplanters.com.