Narratives Pastoral Candidate Questionnaire
As a way of moving into this next phase of assessment with each other, please take time to answer the below questions. Out of respect for the expense of time required to authentically complete this questionnaire, please understand that we have only opened this phase to applicants we perceive as potentially "good fits" with Narratives.
Email address *
Name *
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Phone Number *
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PERSONAL
How do you get spiritually refreshed? *
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Describe the role of accountability for a pastor and how that has been a part of your life. *
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Have you ever been treated for depression? If so, please share your current state of coping/recovery/freedom therein. *
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Describe how you came into a relationship with Christ. *
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FAMILY
How do the pressures of the ministry and expectations of the congregation impact your family? How have you responded in the past? *
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How is your spouse involved in ministry? *
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How does your family feel about the possibility of your ministry move? *
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MINISTRY
In what areas of ministry do you feel most experienced and competent? *
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Describe any previous experience in determining long-range goals and other types of planning activities. *
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Define "Discipleship". *
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CHURCH
What is your understanding of the missional church movement? *
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What would be your desired method of church government? What are your views on the relationship between: the staff, the board of elders, and the board of deacons? *
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What do you perceive the major task of the church to be and what do you see as your role in that? *
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LEADERSHIP
What personality type do you best work with and what type do you struggle with? *
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How do you supervise, motivate and develop staff, interns and lay leaders? *
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What experience do you have in leading a pastoral staff team? *
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How do you identify the need for and go about developing a new area of ministry? *
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MINISTRY/PROGRAMS
What do you see as the primary purpose for the Sunday morning services? *
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Describe your philosophy of ministry for equipping the body. *
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What experiences do you have in missional community small groups? *
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What is your view regarding pastoral counseling? How have you handled pastoral counseling in the past? *
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DOCTRINE
What is you view of the baptism and filling of the Holy Spirit? *
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Are there any points in our doctrinal statement (linked below) that you would not or could not affirm? http://narrativeschurch.org/new-here/statement-of-faith/ *
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What is your view of women in church leadership? *
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What is your view of homosexuality and the church’s role in ministering to this group of people? *
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Miscellaneous
Why are you leaving your current position? *
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If you could ask us any question, what would it be? *
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