Do you know of a church looking for a pastor?
When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search is now shipping. Kevin DeYoung (who endorsed it) posted on it this morning on the Gospel Coalition blog:
Earlier this year I was asked to write an endorsement for Chris Brauns’ book When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search: Biblical Principles and Practices to Guide Your Search (Moody 2o11). I can’t do many blurbs (fewer and fewer all the time), but I really liked Chris’ last book (Unpacking Forgiveness) and the topic for this new book sounded interesting.
Obviously, this book will not scratch everyone’s itch. In fact, if everyone in the congregation starts reading this book, the pastor is bound to get anxious. And the board will get antsy if your pastor starts passing out the book at the next leaders retreat. So this is not a must read for everyone.
But it is for anyone on a search committee. Most Christians will have a pastoral search process take place in their church at some point. And from the stories I hear, many search committees have no idea what they’re doing.
Read the rest here.