In our search for a suitable pastor, the following scratch sheet was developed
for your perusal. Of the candidates investigated by the committee, only one was
found to have the necessary qualities. The list contains the names of the
candidates and comments on each, should you be interested in investigating them further for future pastoral placements.
He has 120 years of preaching experience, but no converts.
He stutters; and his former congregation says he loses his temper over trivial
He took off to Egypt during hard times. We heard that he got into trouble with
the authorities and then tried to lie his way out.
He is an unacceptable moral character. He might have been considered for
minister of music had he not fallen.
He has a reputation for wisdom but fails to practice what he preaches.
He proved to be inconsistent, and is known to fold under pressure.
His family life is in a shambles. Divorced, and remarried to a prostitute.
He is too emotional, alarmist; some say a real pain in the neck.
Comes from a farming background. Better off picking figs.
He says he is a Baptist but lacks tact and dresses like a hippie. Would not feel
comfortable around him at a church potluck supper.
Has a bad temper, and was heard to have even denied Christ publicly.
We found him to lack tact. He is too harsh. His appearance is contemptible, and
he preaches far too long.
He has potential, but is much too young for the position.
He seemed to be very practical, cooperative, good with money, cares for the
poor, and dresses well. We all agreed that he is just the man we are looking for
to fill thevacancy as our Senior Pastor.
Thank you for all you have done in assisting us with our pastoral search.
The Pastoral Search Committee