Choosing a New Pastor: The Complete Handbook

Choosing a New Pastor: The Complete Handbook

by Henry Virkler


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Choosing a New Pastor: The Complete Handbook by Henry Virkler

How do we find and contact pastoral candidates?

What background information do we need to know about pastoral candidates?

What do we need to consider when developing a salary and benefit package for a new pastor?

Each year several thousand churches face questions like these as they search for new pastors. To help make the process easier to help avoid costly mistakes, Dr. Henry Virkler has organized a comprehensive, step-by-step plan to guide search committees through the intricacies of selection procedures in Choosing a New Pastor. Dr. Virkler employs a transdenominational approach as he:

-identifies twenty-one mistakes that pastor nominating committees make and suggests alternative steps to take;

-steers churches through the phases of transition, from saying good-bye to the old pastor to orienting the new one;

-proposes guidelines for conflict resolution when pastor and congregation disagree;

-plus, it includes sample information forms, interview forms, and letters.

This complete guide to pastoral selection will successfully guide you through the process both efficiently and effectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597526623
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: (w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Henry A. Virkler has been training Christian counselors for more than thirty years: fifteen years at the Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta, five years at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and since 1996 at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. His other books include 'Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation', 'Speaking the Truth in Love: A Christian Approach to Assertiveness', 'Broken Promises: Healing and Preventing Affairs in Christian Marriages', and 'Choosing a New Pastor'.

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