Bluebonnet Baptist Association
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Assisting churches to fulfill the Great Commission
Search Committee Assistance
There are many ways in which you can obtain resumes for various ministerial positions. We keep resumes of available pastors/staff ministers on file at the Association office and will respond to your request for resumes.
Instructions for the Search Committee:
The Pastor Search Committee Workbook is a guide to assist search committees in their work. The Workbook can be used to facilitate the search for any ministerial staff member.
This is the Table of Contents to help you evalute how you might use the Workbook:
Now That Our Pastor Has Left, What Should We Do First?
Electing the Pastor Search Committee
Appendix 1: Election Ballot: Pastor Search Committee
Check list for the Pastor Search Committee's First Meeting
Who Will Preach For Us?
Appendix 2: Job Description Worksheet for Interim Pastor
Appendix 3: Church Questionnaire
Who Develops the Job Description and Compensation Package?
Appendix 4: Sample Job Description
Appendix 5: Compensation Worksheet
Putting Together a Church Information Packet
Critical Agreements and Considerations
Code of Ethics
Pastor Search Committee Expenses
The Process of Finding a Pastor: Search Etiquette
Making a Second Visit with the Candidate
Appendix 6: Personal Evaluation
Appendix 7: Letter to Candidate’s References
Appendix 8: Personal Reference Information Form
Appendix 9: Prospective Minister's Sermon Evaluation Form
Appendix 10: Important Questions to Ask the Prospective Pastor
How to Present the Candidate to the Congregation
How to Make a Recommendation and Vote on the Pastoral Candidate
Appendix 11: Sample Covenant between Church and Pastor
Download the Pastor Search Committee Workbook