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Pastoral Search

If you are considering forming a pastoral search committee, you are strongly advised to read 10 Key Areas Regarding Congregational Readiness to Launch a Pastoral Search Process in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), which you can download below (PDF).
 
Procedures for Pastoral Search Committees:
  • Congregations should contact their Regional Minister for orientation and process regarding appropriate and successful use of the Search and Call system.
  • At the appropriate time, Search Committees should request their regional office list the open pastoral position which the congregation wants to fill, on DHM’s Ministry Position Listing Website. Per decision by the General Commission on Ministry, Regional Ministers are now the only ones authorized to approve such listings.
  • Clergy should never initiate direct contact with congregations regarding open positions, and all such contacts should be reported by the congregation to their Regional Minister.

Downloads

Title Date
10 Key Areas Regarding Congregational Readiness to Launch a Pastoral Search Process
05/22/2013
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Pastoral Search Committee Guidelines
05/29/2012
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Strengths for Ministry
05/29/2012
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How to Conduct an Interview with a Prospective Pastor
05/29/2012
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Calling a New Pastor
05/29/2012
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Letter of Calling and Agreement
05/29/2012
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