Paul said to Timothy, “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. It’s important to get a sense of the candidate’s heart. Chris Brauns says that articulating the gospel “should be a belt-high fastball that he hits into the upper deck.” Churches need pastors who understand the gospel and its implications for the entire Christian life. Churches need pastors who have hearts that have been touched by God’s grace, heads that are growing in the knowledge of God, and hands that are ready to serve the church. To hear more from Darryl, visit his blog at follow him on Twitter @the Dash House.
Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Timothy ) Here are 13 questions – a baker’s dozen – that every church looking for a pastor should be prepared to ask. Tim Keller says, “What you most need in a leader is someone who has been broken by the knowledge of his or her sin, and even greater knowledge of Jesus’ costly grace.” Churches need pastors who have been humbled by their need of salvation, and awed by God’s grace. Pastors should show evidence that they’re growing in their knowledge of what God has revealed and why this matters to the church. Your Thoughts What are some other questions that every search committee should be prepared to ask?
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