Good Questions for pastoral candidates

What are your goals?

How do you differentiate between goals and desires?

How do you react when people block your goals?

To whom are you spiritually accountable? For example, if you were our pastor, and you were out of line, who would you let confront you? Who would look you in the eye and tell you that you are wrong? (If there is nobody, the man is not accountable. dump him. If the only person is a family member, ditto. If he says he will listen to the prospective church leadership, he is just playing nice. He probably isn’t accountable to anybody.)

In what cases would you counsel someone to get a divorce?

In what cases would you counsel someone not to get a divorce?

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