Questions to ask a pastoral candidate to discover their perspective on missions
Note: Ask at least one question that elicits the candidateís perspective in each area.
1. Thoroughly, but succinctly describe your experience in cross-cultural ministry/missions.
2. Describe an event that was influential in shaping your understanding of missions.
3. Currently, how are you involved in the global advance of the gospel?
4. From Genesis through Revelation, Godís redemptive plan for all the nations is a consistent theme. Beginning in Genesis, briefly trace this theme through Scripture.
5. What Scripture and missions-related statistics drive your understanding of missions and should be driving our missions program?
6. Describe the missions ministry of your current church. What is your role in that ministry?
7. What aspects of a missions ministry are of particular interest to you? What role would you want to play in our missions ministry?
8. In your opinion, how and where should a church invest their missions dollars?
9. Why should our church continue dedicating nearly ___ percent of our giving to advancing Christís kingdom cross-culturally (i.e. to Missions)?
Source:† Adapted from Bruce Wilson, Missions Pastor,
Used with permission