Thousands of churches are seeking pastors at any given time. While an impressive resume, a friendly smile, and a memorable sermon will convince many, what should congregations focus on when finding a new shepherd? Chris Brauns believes the search must focus on God's Word--how the candidate relates to it and preaches from it. This book is a must-have resource for search committees and church leaders addressing the transition of pastoral leadership. It approaches their responsibilities in a Biblical way and provides critical help in key practical matters. From the initial formation of a search committee to the final terms of agreement with the new pastor, Brauns shows you how to "major on the majors" and away from subjective approaches of evaluating candidates and their sermons. This book is also ideal for pastors or pastoral students to know how to prepare. It includes such practical tools as interview questions for candidates and the top mistakes search committees make.