<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-805" title="” src=”http://understandingourtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/S1050066-300×225.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”225″ />One of the toughest and confusing times any church will face is the search for a new pastor. Many churches go through this process blind, not knowing the steps to take or even how to justly evaluate potential candidates. In many ways it is the ultimate test of a church’s spiritual health.
When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search is an invaluable tool for any church facing this situation. In this book Pastor Chris Brauns (The Red Brick Church of Stilman Valley, IL) leads readers straight to the Scriptures to highlight what should be driving this important transition period. In a step-by-step process, Pastor Brauns gives practical advice every church should consider when seeking new leadership for whatever reason. This book is written in such a way that will engage both pastors and laymen alike. Especially valuable are the chapters describing how to objectively evaluate sermons and common pitfalls search committees should avoid.
This week, Pastor Chris Brauns is our guest on the Understanding Our Times podcast. As one who has been through several pastoral searches (from both sides!), I cannot underestimate the help this book can be to your church, even if you don’t have a pastoral search in your immediate view. I wish had this book back then! You won’t want to miss this very interesting discussion on this week’s podcast.