Letter of Candidate Selection

Dear [insert name],

Congratulations! You have been named as a possible candidate for our Senior Pastor position. Your gifts, skills, and experience are believed to match the needs of our congregation and the communities that we serve.

Resurrection MCC has much to offer, including a large, diverse, and spiritually eager congregation; a beautiful facility on a large campus with potential for even further development; a caring and dedicated staff; and a desire to serve our larger community as a light for Christ. Our easily accessible location in the vibrant city of Houston, with its blend of world-class culture and accepting attitude, make this the perfect place to call “home.”

Our hope is that after prayerful consideration, you will deem Resurrection MCC the place where your special talents and abilities can be put to the greatest use. We have included with this mailing our Senior Pastor application portfolio as well as our Invitation to Apply, which outlines the information that we are requesting from all potential applicants.

We are excited to extend this invitation to you, and we hope that you are just as excited to receive it! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via email or phone at 713.922.1364. All application materials should be emailed to  PastoralSearchCommittee@ResurrectionMCC.org

All materials should be received by us as soon as possible.  Your materials will be kept strictly confidential. We look forward to your response, and we thank you for your prayerful consideration.

Faithfully yours,

Raymond Turner and Bill Russell

Co-Chairs, Pastoral Search Committe

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Invitation to Apply

Dear [insert name],  

So that we can better know you and your qualifications for Senior Pastor, please provide the following:

  1. Your Statement of Faith. Please attach additional pages as necessary. 
  2. Your résumé, which includes three to five professional and personal references, preferably from lay persons and those you have supervised. Please:
  3. A link to (or a DVD containing) recent sermons, as well as the church bulletins from those services(if available)
  4. The date you are available to begin working at Resurrection MCC:
  5. Your expected salary package
  6. The typewritten description outlined below. Please attach additional pages.
  7. Your signed Background Check Consent Form. 
  8. Your completed Pastoral Attributes Assessment.   
  9. Proof of citizenship or legal status. Please attach images as necessary. 

So that we can know more about  the gifts, skills, and experience you offer in relation to our Pastor Profile, we ask that you provide us a typewritten description addressing the following points in five or fewer pages:

  • Your overall leadership style, which should include your experience with team building, leadership development, strategic planning, financial management, change management, and conflict resolution.
  • Your preferred worship styles, and the worship style that most challenges you.
  • Your understanding of the difference between diversity and inclusion, and how you will embrace diversity and inclusivity in worship
  • Any of your qualifications, gifts, and personal attributes germane to this position that might not appear in your résumé.
  • Any other information about you that you would you like us to know as we consider your application.

We are grateful that you are taking the time to consider whether Resurrection MCC is where God is calling your ministry. We would like to have your application in hand as soon as possible. We will not consider an application unless all materials requested above have been submitted. All applications and referrals will be kept strictly confidential.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us at PastoralSearchCommittee@ResurrectionMCC.org. We require that all application materials be sent electronically. 

 We look forward to reviewing your credentials!

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