Seven Incredible Steps to Help Your Church as You Look for a Pastor

Episode #182
January 27, 2021
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What are some things your church needs to know when looking for a pastor? Thom and Kevin share seven incredible steps to help your church as you look for a pastor. 

  1. Get a clear picture of the church’s actual health.
  2. Get a clear picture of the church’s perceived health.
  3. Get a clear picture of the community the church serves.
  4. Spend more time than ever reaching out to the church’s community.
  5. Be cautious of the “pendulum swing syndrome.”
  6. Communicate, communicate, communicate.
  7. Be wary of the traditional steps that slow a search process.



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