There should be no other group of people on Earth who have better communication skills than the Church. Yet there is a pattern that has been sweeping through America; the local church is failing to properly communicate to candidates who are applying to their open positions. Sometimes, churches are not even responding at all to their applicants. The purpose of this article is to help the Church develop a sincere value of communication. To embrace it, uphold it, and fervently execute on it.
There are some very common interview questions that have been circling around the Church that simply should not be asked. We get to hear feedback from candidates a lot since we are daily involved with pastoral and church staffing. Recruiting pastors is a tough... but it's even tougher for them as candidates to go through this extensive process. We urge you not to ask these questions but also want to help you phrase questions in a way that gets you the information that you are seeking.