When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search: Biblical Principles and Practices to Guide Your Search

by Chris Brauns. Moody Publishers, 2010.


This book will help pastoral search committees through every step of the process, starting with a study of scripture, to creating financial packages, and everything in between point A and point B.


worksheet to grade a candidate's preaching, interview questions, frequently asked questions, additional resources, evaluative criteria for assessing content and presentation

Recommended Audience

Evangelical Christian search committee and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Evaluate the content and presentation of a candidate's sermon by using the criteria provided in addition to the sample worksheet for grading the candidate's preaching.
  • Interview a candidate with confidence by using hints and sample questions to determine if that person is the right fit for your congregation.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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