Questions to Ask Blog Series

Typically, as soon as a pastor announces that he or she has accepted a call or intends to retire, the leaders of the congregation form a pastor search (replacement) team. Veteran Pastor-Search Church consultant Sam Hamstra suggests another option. Based on over a decade of experience with 50 plus churches and nearly 100 searches, Hamstra encourages congregational leaders to answer some simple-but-weighty questions before activating a search for a new pastor.