Free Resources

Pastoral Search Resources

Pastoral Search Committee Expectations – This list of expectations for our search committee was approved by our board of elders as the process began. It was created so committee members – and their families – knew what was being asked of them and what they were committing to.

Sample Church Survey Questionnaire – These are a few sample questions that you might use for your congregational survey. Most questions were used for our congregational survey as we began our pastoral search.

Sample Church Profile – This is the actual Church Profile we sent to candidates during our pastoral search (2015-2016). It may serve as a general guideline, but your church is unique. I recommend you craft your own document without following anyone else’s model too closely.

Sample Pastor Profile – This is the actual Pastor Profile we sent to candidates during our pastoral search (2015-2016). Remember: Your church is unique. This profile was designed with our church’s needs in mind; it’s just one sample. Your profile will be different.

Sample Pastor Questionnaire – These are a few sample questions that you might use for your Pastor Questionnaire. Some questions were used for our questionnaire during our pastoral search. Remember to design your questionnaire with a focus on your own church’s needs. Your church is unique; many of your questions will be different.