How to Evaluate a Church That Has Contacted You about Being Its Pastor – Part 3 of 3: When a Church Is Looking for a Pastor

Episode #225
November 25, 2021
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You have been contacted by a church. They want to consider you as a candidate for pastor. How do you evaluate your fit for the church? Kevin and Thom offer seven practical steps to take.

  1. Get data on the church.
  2. Contact a pastor in the community?
  3. Contact a denominational leader familiar with the church.
  4. Get demographics and psychographics on the community (See Know Your Community).
  5. Find out as much as possible about the staff at the church.
  6. Read the church bylaws.
  7. Contact the exiting pastor or other former pastors (be careful).




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