To the faithful people of congregations in transition
Why use a search framework designed around hospitality?
The search for a new minister is worthy of all the focus and resources the church can allot. Yet the potential positives of a search team’s work extend beyond the calling of one clergyperson. A ministerial search can:
- deepen the spiritual maturity of the search team members, with spillover into the congregation as a whole,
- strengthen the church's relationships with its denominational partners and geographical context,
- set the minister up for a fast start, and
- bless the many candidates who come into contact with the search team, preparing them to infuse health into the churches they will eventually serve.
A framework of hospitality enables a search team to hit all of these marks. The search approach detailed on this website is designed to help a search team welcome the voices of the Holy Spirit, one another, the congregation, the larger community, and candidates for the ministry position.
May God bless you – and bless through you – during this season of opportunity.
Get the backstory on the search approach, find out what the framework includes, and learn key terms.
Delve into the search stages, from waiting on the right time to start to setting the minister up for a fast start.