Best practices

  • Seeking out search team and anti-bias training from judicatory, intentional interim minister, coach, or consultant
  • Clarifying to whom the search team is ultimately responsible (e.g., governing body, congregation as a whole, or judicatory)
  • Establishing goals and sub-goals for the search process
  • Deciding how to involve other staff in the search appropriately (if applicable)
  • Claiming roles within the search team
  • Setting meeting times and frequency
  • Identifying the points at which it is important to communicate with candidates