Whether interviewing a candidate for a teaching pastor position or an administrative support position, these are my go-to questions that continue to give me insight into the person during my initial interviews.
“Know the difference between swooping leadership that gives credible input and swooping leadership that makes swooping changes.”
“A seminary degree is not an MBA.”
If your staff culture already has a meeting avoidance attitude, you’ll have to earn your right with good meetings.
More longevity and leadership success means we may have just broadened the width of our blind spots.
“Find the people who can help you with a quick opinion.”
“Are you ensuring church decisions are getting pushed through your pastoral filter?”
“To avoid people resigning on the spot, we have to work hard to keep people engaged (we’re not always successful).”
Create meetings that are worthy of your people’s time.
“Below are 10 questions that have prompted the most telling responses from candidates.”