Author Archives: Chris Brauns

Churches Looking for a Pastor Must Learn from the Experiences of Others

Few will be involved in a pastoral transition so closely watched as Bethlehem’s transition from John Piper to Jason Meyer. However, there is still much that churches of all size and pastors considering transitions can learn from what they share … Continue reading

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13 Questions That Every Pastor Search Committee Should Be Prepared to Ask

Interviewing potential pastors is a difficult task. I’ve been on both sides of the interview table. I’ve been the one asking the questions, and I’ve been on the receiving end of interview questions too. I’ve asked, and been asked, both … Continue reading

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Pastor Search Team Help: Job Descriptions

 William Faulkner famously said that writing a novel is like building a chicken coop in high wind—you grab any board you find and nail it down fast. In trying to find a pastor, it seems that many churches develop … Continue reading

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