Episode 436: Tips for an Outside Candidate Interview

In Episode 436 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss discerning if an outside candidate is a fit for your culture.

“We are in the middle of a vision to plant ten campuses in ten years in Northeast Ohio, the greater-Akron area. These campuses need a campus pastor that teaches each week. Our leadership pipeline is getting dry and we are looking to hire outside, but we are finding it difficult to find men from seminaries and search organizations. What suggestions do you have for finding campus pastors that are outside your own leadership pipeline?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Ways to discern if someone is a fit during the interview process
  • How to develop internal talent

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Almost anybody can match your vision and value and culture in a conversation, but you don’t know if they are actually going to fit for months.” – @toddadkins
  • “Sometimes in the form of a question we reveal what we want the answer to be.” – @toddadkins
  • “The top interview questions should be about the vision fit.” – @toddadkins
  • “I would ask them to tell me a story about that value because you understand if their values line up with yours by the way they tell the story.” – @toddadkins
  • “It worked out for us better when we had people who were really considering their calling and wanted to use this process to determine if their life-long calling was to ministry.” – @toddadkins
  • “When you are thinking about developing campus pastors, don’t have one particular path.” – @danielsangi
  • “When you send out campuses, send them out with associates as a way to see if they develop into a campus pastor.” – @danielsangi

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Published November 4, 2019

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