Hiring Questions for Pastors

I mentioned yesterday that we are moving toward hiring an executive pastor at my church. Our search committee has been doing some great work going through a boatload of resumes and they have begun interviewing some of the candidates.

I remember my interview process here at the church as a very positive experience. It was clear that the search committee loved the congregation, that they were excited about the possibility of me coming to OBC and they were very honest about expectations that I should have.

So if you were going to be hiring a new pastor for your staff team, what questions would you want to ask him? What would you want to know about his motivations, his dreams, his passions?

If you are a pastor or someone looking for a position, what questions would you want a search committee to ask you? What questions would give you a fair shot of giving that committee a real chance to get to know you beyond your cover letter and previous experience?

Let’s hear it!