When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search (Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2011)


Chris does a fantastic job of helping search teams keep in mind what they are really doing. They are looking for a man who has been deeply shaped by God’s Word: his character, his vision and his preaching. Especially helpful are the forms so that search team members all critique candidate’s sermons from the same perspective.

Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook (Nashville, TN: BH Publishing Group, 2016)

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This recently published book is a great guide for churches in pastoral transition. The search process for a senior or lead pastor is an exciting adventure, but the journey has significant pot-holes to avoid. Vanderbloemen’s book shows the way and even has a rich Appendix of sample forms.