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:
Serving the church Serving the Mission
Serving the membership Serving Christ
Care Taking for members Care Giving to strangers
Equipping to do tasks Empowering to pursue call
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.