Who should consider using this approach to calling a minister?
If you're wondering if there is a best-fit pastor out there for your church, Searching for the Called is for you.
If you're concerned that your search team doesn't have the search process or resources to locate that best-fit pastor, Searching for the Called is for you.
If you're eager to tune in more deeply to the Holy Spirit's movements in your search process, Searching for the Called is for you.
If you're hoping to make the search process as hospitable as possible toward all the parties involved, Searching for the Called is for you.
Note that Searching for the Called aims to be easily customizable, because no congregation is exactly like another. If you belong to a denomination that recommends a particular search process, this approach is not meant to replace it but to layer over it. If, however, you are starting your search from scratch, this approach should offer ample structure to guide your work. The materials are written with solo/senior pastor searches in mind, but they can be tweaked for any ministerial search.