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Date: _________________

SAMPLE BIBLE CHURCH
Address

PASTORAL INFORMATION FORM

 

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

MIDDLE INITIAL

PHONE NUMBER

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP

PRESENT CHURCH

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE, ZIP

PRESENT POSITION

HOW LONG

AGE OF CHURCH

NUMBER ATTENDING

EDUCATION

SCHOOL YEAR(S) DEGREE GRADUATED?

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EXPERIENCE

CHURCH POSITION FROM/TO ATTENDANCE

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

1. Age: ____________ Marital Status: ____________________________ If Married, number of years: _____________________

2. If married, spouse's full (maiden) name: ________________________________________________________________________

3. Have you ever been divorced? ____________________ Has your spouse ever been divorced? ___________________________

4. Names and ages of children:

5. List your hobbies or special interests:

6. Training and major interests of your spouse:

7. Spouse's attitude toward your vocation:

8. Spouse’s spiritual gifts:

9. Do you have any other vocational or job skills?

10. Physical condition of yourself and your family:

11. Approximate amount of debt owed other than mortgage ________________________________________________

12. Are you licensed? _______ Are you ordained? _______ By what organization? ____________________________

13. Give a brief summary of your conversion experience:

14. Give a brief summary of your call/leading to the ministry:

15. In what cultures (rural/urban/suburb/city/cross-cultural/other) do you work in best?


PERSONAL EVALUATION

1. Which New Testament gifts do you have?

2. What do you perceive your primary task as a pastor to be?

3. To the right of each category, evaluate yourself. On the left, number in order of importance (1=most important, 10=least important) according to your philosophy of ministry:

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Preaching

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Counseling

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Administration

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Evangelism

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Visitation

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Teaching

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Dealing with Interpersonal Differences

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Discipleship

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Building Relationships

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Motivating Others

4. My greatest personal strengths are:

5. My greatest personal weaknesses are:

6. How do you maintain your professional skills?


DOCTRINAL INFORMATION

1. Do you agree with the Doctrinal Statement of Sample Bible Church? ______ If not, explain.

2. The charismatic issue:

3. Divorce, remarriage and eligibility for church office:

4. Lordship salvation:

5. Role of women in the church:

6. Church discipline:

7. Social drinking:

8. Attach your philosophy of ministry: Include your convictions regarding (a) the role of church leaders, (b) discipleship, (c) evangelism, (d) church government, and any other issues you believe are important.

9. Please attach family photograph.

Related Topics: Administrative and Organization, Issues in Church Leadership/Ministry, Leadership