From the Author
How to Make Great Appointments was developed out of a need identified by our work coaching clergy through the selection and interview processes and inspired by a conversation with a member of the Training team at the Diocese of London. There seems to be an increasing understanding that the only way to appoint the right minister to the right position is through an appropriate balance of discernment and selection. We have come across many clergy who feel they have been damaged by the process as well as churches who blame selectors in the process for making bad or ineffective decisions.
The book is suitable for every kind of church and there is a chapter specifically about the process in the Church of England.
"Not only addresses the many (often confusing) `practical' and `logistical' issues which confront congregations when their pastor moves on, but it also addresses - head on - the complex `emotional' dynamics of such a transition for those left behind. Managing these well is the key to making confident and creative appointments."
Father Alan Gyle, Diocese of London
"With step-by-step strategies, encouragements to prayerful reflection and creative use of story, the authors take us by the hand and help us through what can be a minefield. This is a book that is needed in every church, everywhere, whatever the denomination or brand. Highly recommended"
Jeff Lucas, Author, Speaker, Broadcaster
About the Author
Claire Pedrick and Su Blanch work for 3D coaching and have many years' experience with clergy navigating the jobs market at all levels and with people from every tradition. Claire also has experience of training selectors for the Methodist Church.