In the life of every church there will come a time when it needs a new senior leader. To this end, The Hardy Group has helped countless churches find new lead pastors through our Senior Pastor Search process.
Because we have such an extensive network inside the Assemblies of God, The Hardy Group Senior Pastor Search Services are best utilized inside that fellowship. For over 30 years, The Hardy Group has built a network of relationships throughout the Assemblies of God, equipping us to help you find God’s next leader for your church.
Now as a board or search committee chair, you can either re-invent the wheel in the search for your new senior pastor or you can bring the best practices of Senior Pastor Search Services to your board table.
Here is what The Hardy Group brings to you in the process – a nationwide network of relationships. These friendships come from pastors, district officials, colleagues, students, college presidents, and national leaders inside the AG.
We’ve spent over 30 years with the two highest leadership groups in the local church – pastors and board members. A benefit to working with The Hardy Group is we can help pastors think like board members and board members think like pastors. Or at least we can help both groups understand one another.
MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION
Every board or search committee chair needs to ask this question: How many tithing families have to leave your church during the search process before you lose the revenue equal to or greater than the investment you would make in engaging a search consultant? Normally, it’s just one or two!
Your pastor is now gone and you are not paying their salary. Hence, you already have the money. Invest it wisely with spiritual and professional counsel. We’re intimately connected to the pastor-market from which your new pastor will come, saving you time and the risk of the unknown.
In your new senior pastor you are not looking to bring the highest paid employee to the church. You are looking for the highest-level leader who can hear the voice of the Lord and lead the church to the greatest days it has ever known. The Hardy Group stands ready to help you find that leader!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Through our Senior Pastor Search Consulting we purpose to work with the church’s board or search committee to:
- Evaluate the needs of the church
- Facilitate a Focus Group Saturday to collaborate on the process
- Create a strategic plan to identify the new pastor
- Locate potential candidates through our extensive network
- Collect Senior Spiritual Leadership Narratives of candidates
- Develop a Leader Profile for the new lead pastor
- Help identify who the church wants as their new pastor
- Guide and direct phone and onsite interviews
- Guide the church through the entire candidate weekend culminating in election
- Give guidance to compensation package
LET’S START THE CONVERSATION
You now find yourself without a pastor. Who can you talk to? At The Hardy Group we would be honored to talk with you about your situation and see if we can help.
Here’s how to find out if we can help. Just click here to fill out the information form. This is a non-commitment request for a phone call. You will receive a personal call from the president of The Hardy Group, Dick Hardy. He will look forward to getting to know you and learning about the church.
You do not need to walk this journey of finding your next spiritual leader alone. We’d be honored to walk alongside you. Fill out the form and let’s get the conversation going.