|A Candidate’s Perspective
Principals of Pastoral Search
A new resource has been developed for our clergy looking to begin the pastoral search process. Few resources have been available offering practical help from the candidate’s perspective. This resource was specifically developed to help our clergy know how to prepare, what to expect, general steps and principles, how to find available pulpits and so much more.
Rev. Dwayne Johnson, pastor of MCC Washington DC writes, “I reviewed the information, and having just gone through the process, must say that what you present here is very comprehensive and totally on target. This is great work and will be a very helpful tool!”
Thirty-eight clergy, Elders, seminary students and MCC staff were invited to share their insights which helped in the development of this resource. Rev. Elder Arlene Ackerman, MCC Resource Specialist for Church Development, authored this much needed resource. She brings 34 years experience as clergy in MCC including 19 years working for the denomination mentoring both churches and clergy through the pastoral search process.
Just a few months ago the MCC Protocol for Pastoral Search was posted on the MCC website under Resources, Local Church. Updating the pastoral search protocol for Pastoral Search Committees was the first step in assisting our churches through this critical transition. Today we announce the offering of the second part of the process. Practical help for clergy looking at entering the pastoral search process.
You can access this resource on the MCC website listed under Resources or click here.