Successful Pastoral Selection

Course

Successful Pastoral Selection

$25 for course

Description

If you are reading this, it’s likely you have become, or are about to become, a participant in one of the most important processes a church undertakes: the selection of a new lead pastor.  Welcome to an arena often filled with emotion, opinion, angst, uncertainty, politics and, of course, great opportunity.  The aim of this series is to help you think through the steps and the content within each for a successful pastoral search.  What you’ll experience is not so much a how-to-do the search, though that’s present in the series.  Rather, you’ll learn a way to think through the search and guide a congregation in thinking through the process.  Our belief is that a clearly thought through approach will lead to effective execution and satisfying results.

In every successful search not only must the process be strong, but along with it, the prayer must be passionate and persistent.  When process and prayer come powerfully together, the results will positively touch generations of current and future believers to the glory of God and the advance of His Kingdom.  Yes, this process you’re about engage is that important. 

Course Outline

Session 1

LEARNING FROM YOUR LIFE CYCLE

Session 2

EMBRACING WHAT IS

Session 3

DEFINING YOUR CHURCH'S PRIORITIES

Session 4

CONGREGATIONS AND INTERIM PASTORS

Session 5

DEVELOPING A PASTORAL PROFILE

Session 6

THE PROFILE PART 2: NATURAL TALENTS

Session 7

THE PROFILE PART 3 - TEMPERAMENT AND PERSONALITY

Session 8

POSTING THE OPENING & SCREENING RESPONSES

Session 9

INTERVIEWING CANDIDATES

Session 10

DECISION, CALL AND WELCOME

Instructor

Bert Downs

Bert is the former president of Western Seminary (98 - 08), the retired executive director of a regional network of local churches and an experienced interim pastor.

Instructor

John Bradley

John Bradley, M.Div, DHL - Since 1980, as founder of the IDAK Group, John has served church denominations, ministry organizations and hundreds of churches in assessment for pastoral screening. In addition he has assisted hundreds of companies, government agencies, and nonprofits, and has trained over 900 counselors, campus professors, HR directors and psychologists in aptitude assessment. He has authored six books. In 2009, he received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Faith Evangelical Seminary.

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