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Interview Questions

  1. Would you say you are an inspiring speaker?

  2. Our church is declining in attendance, what efforts will you make to bring back attendance?

  3. Do you enjoy giving bible study?

  4. Tell me your number one reason for being a clergy person?

  5. What classes have you created that had a positive response?

    Community Answers

    • "I have a question about proper dressing."
  6. Do you have any activities for senior citizens planned?

  7. Tell me about a time when you failed to help an individual, what happened?

  8. What aspects of ministry are you most passionate about and why?

  9. What interests you the most about this possible new opportunity?

  10. How many hours do you believe it requires to be a clergy person?

  11. How do you get youth involved in your church?

    Community Answers

    • "Get to know them."
  12. Was there ever a point in your career where you did not have time to write a sermon, what did you do?

    Community Answers

    • "Yes, consulted with mentors."
  13. What point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a clergy person?

  14. Tell me about a time when you helped an individual more than you previously had expected?

    Community Answers

    • "I helped a friend who moved here to escape an abusive husband. She invited her husband to join her, and I had to help her with their rocky relationship. Eventually she stop contacting me."
  15. Tell me about the best sermon you have given?

  16. If you had more time to serve, what activity or duty would you choose?

  17. What was your most inspirational sermon?

  18. Tell me about the most difficult experience dealing with an individual and how you overcame it to help this individual?

  19. How long do you prefer your sermons to go?

  20. Would you like your church to be involved in church softball leagues, basketball leagues, volleyball leagues, etc?

  21. Are you involved in the high tech sermons given by more modern churches, for example, using power point slides during your sermon?

  22. What is your favorite activity as a clergy person?