PNC recommendations for serving

Attributes of PNC Candidates

Attributes of PNC Candidates

When forming a Pastor Nominating Committee, it is important to determine how a slate of candidates to serve will be selected. The current nominating committee of congregation may be tasked with this role. The session ruling elders may also play a role. Ultimately, the congregation will elect and commission the PNC.

Establish the criteria for nomination and the number of candidates you plan to commission. The size of a PNC depends in part on the size of the congregation and whether or not you plan to elect alternates. Decide how the chair and other roles will be determined.

Criteria to consider...

Step three: Seek Recommendations for PNC

Step three: Seek Recommendations for PNC

Once the criteria for serving on the Pastor Nominating have established by the nominating body it's time to seek recommendations of individuals to serve on the PNC.  Inviting the congregation to make recommendations helps members feel engaged in the process of calling their next pastor. Here's a possible format:

The session is seeking recommendations of individuals to serve in the Pastor Nominating Committee. Here are the criteria: