Sometimes, churches need a change…
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Refresh Article (from February/March ONE Magazine)
All churches need periodic renewal, strengthened faith, new focus, and sometimes, a complete overhaul. Together, the Executive Office and North American Ministries offer help to refresh struggling churches through various resources:
+ Church / Pastor Search Resources
Addressing the Pastor Shortage (NAFWB Moderator Tim York)
The Pastor/Church Marriage (NAFWB Moderator Tim York)
Below are two questionnaires that can aid a church in its search for a pastor. The Church Questionnaire guides a search committee through a series of questions that would provide potential candidates with helpful information about the church. The Pastoral Questionnaire gets detailed information on the history of a pastoral candidate as well as his ministry experience and philosophies.
(This form is a fillable form. You can fill it out using Adobe Reader, the print it or save it to your computer. You can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload your church questionnaire to our database.)
If you wish, you can download a hard copy of the form here.
Cuestionario para los Candidates a la Posición Pastoral
How is your church doing? How could it be improved? Use some of these assessment resources to examine strengths and weaknesses of your church:
3D Leadership (Based on the book by Dr. Harry Reeder)
Becoming a Welcoming Church (based on the book by Dr. Thom Rainer)
Questions Every Church Should Ask Now (Eddie Moody & Clint Morgan)
The DNA of D6 Church Assessment (Downloadable .zip file with a printable pdf survey and an auto-scoring Excel version)
Evaluating the Ministry of a Local Church (Dr. Danny Dwyer)
How Healthy is Your Church? (Dr. Danny Dwyer)
Know Your Church (Dr. Danny Dwyer)
Merging Churches: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Dr. Danny Dwyer)
SWOT Analysis (Clint Morgan)
GRACE Outreach (Dr. Bruce Barnes)
Closing a Church the “Right” Way (David Brown)
Assess Yourself (Dr. Brad Ransom & Dr. Eddie Moody)
Pacing Our Lifestyles (Terry Pierce & Dr. Eddie Moody)
Spiritual Formation of Ministers (Terry Pierce & Dr. Eddie Moody)
Check out the Better Together Podcast for practical, informative interviews to help you and your church enhance your ministry. We also have a playlist of Refresh resource videos on our YouTube.
Take advantage of print and video resources to meet your specific needs:
ONE Magazine and Pulpit Magazine Articles:
From One Pastor to Another: The Test & Testimony of a Pastoral Transition
Does your church need more extensive help and pastoral coaching? Use the contact form below to get connected with a Rekindle coach in your area.