One of the most critical times in the life of a church comes when they find themselves charged with the responsibility of finding the next Pastor which the Father has prepared to lead them. Regardless of the circumstances of the last pastor’s leaving, whether retirement, moving to another location, or some other reason, the task of working through the transitional time, and locating and calling the next pastor can be a daunting task. This is especially true since many church members have never had to accomplish this task, or it has likely been years since they were involved.
To assist the churches of the Baptist Convention of Iowa with this very important assignment, the Pastor and Church Support Staff have prepared a basic simple tool which offers suggestions, guidance, and resources for the process. The Support Staff said in preparing this tool, “Recognizing the autonomy of each congregation, but realizing that many Churches are looking for assistance with this very important process, the Baptist Convention of Iowa gives the following suggestions and offers the following services. It is our prayer and desire that each congregation have the tools needed to locate and call the leader whom God has prepared for their unique context.”
The Resume Service is also available under the resources tab or click here.