Search committees are always looking for pastors and additional staff, but they need to know the difference between mission-driven leadership and maintenance-drive leadership. Here is the first set of distinctions you need to make in your interviews:

Do you love the church?                Do you desire to be with Jesus?

Philanthropy to do good stuff        Mission to multiply disciples

Good theology                               Welcome relief

Ecclesiastical duty                           Personal destiny

Professional career                         Spiritual life

Perspectives on Christ                    Walking with Jesus

Everything on the left will help the candidate you are interviewing maintain the existing level of congregational life. Everything on the right will help the candidate grow God’s mission in the future.