Our Process - The Right Angle Rule


When the local church and a candidate treat the interview process like dating they set themselves up for failure in the long run. It is clear to us that the interview process needs to be an in-depth conversation, addressing root questions more quickly than what is often practiced.

The Right Angle Rule of Engagement

Churchology has developed a strategic tool that both our candidates and clients must adhere to in order to work with us. It is called the Right Angle Rule of Engagement. This tool is also available as a free resource for the Church and any local body that decides not to utilize our services. A right angle is created when two perpendicular straight lines meet at exactly 45° in order to form 90°. Candidates and local churches must mutually agree to “meet halfway” at 45° to form the right angle. If either the candidate or local church is off by just 1° in their approach they have failed to conduct the interview correctly.

We are the Body of Christ – Therefore we agree to:

  • Fellowship in Him

  • View one another as family

  • Prioritize responses to one another

We are broken – Therefore we agree to:

  • Exalt Christ and our need for His salvation

  • Give one another permission to admit failure, spiritual brokenness and weaknesses

  • Confide in one another

We are not of the World- Therefore we agree to:

  • Refrain from interviewing like the World

  • Ask one another deep and “uncomfortable” questions

  • Answer questions with uncompromised truth and authenticity

When both parties successfully adhere to the Right Angle Rule of Engagement they will find that it was hard work… but that it was worth it. The ultimate goal for the Right Angle Rule of Engagement is to anticipate if candidates and local churches truly possess a good fit for one another prior to a job offer. So that when the smoke and mirrors fades away…each party can still say, “Let’s do this, Let’s go and make disciples.” But if they fail to approach the interview process like the Church should, they very well could find themselves in conflict in the future. A candidate could very well be on the job search again.