An Overview of the Process
The Constitution and By-laws of the church put the responsibility of the selection of a new Senior Leader upon the Council of Elders together with the Board of Trustees.
The elders recommended to the trustees that we use a search company to help with the process. After talking with four search companies and seeking the counsel of a transition consultant, the board chose Shepherd’s staff to help us.
Two persons from Shepherd’s Staff spent the weekend with us interviewing staff, elders and trustees, talking with other leaders, and observing our church. They also toured the area and compiled demographics of this area. From that, they put together an information document about the church and community for anyone interested.
They listed our church on their website and contacted pastors and others who may have known about possible candidates. We were not looking for unemployed pastors!