Determine how a slate of candidates to serve on the Pastor Nominating Committee 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 if you plan to elect alternates or not. Decide how the chair and other roles will be determined.
Criteria to consider: