Sometimes, churches need a change…
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)
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. If you wish, you can also upload your church questionnaire to our database.)
If you wish, you can download a hard copy of the form here.
How is your church doing? How could it be improved? Use some of these assessment resources to examine strengths and weaknesses of your church:
Evaluating the Ministry of a Local Church (Dr. Danny Dwyer)
How Healthy is 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)
Take advantage of print and video resources to meet your specific needs:
Does your church need more extensive help and pastoral coaching? Use the contact form below to get connected with a Refresh coach in your area.