Name: Eric Crews
Date: 9-19- 16
Based on your past and current career as a pastor, what is your desired future?
Greater level of leadership
Connecting families for Christ
Developing Christ-centered homes within the community
What do you believe is the most important role as a Senior Pastor?
Shepherd and lead well
Teaching the Word of God
Protect the flock from false teaching
Love the flock well
Why are you applying for this position?
The church’s heart for community was a major draw
Leading Celebrate Recovery classes
Currently working at an inner-city church and developing a multi-cultural church that was once a white only church and almost closed it’s doors.
What are your two greatest strengths as a Senior Pastor?
What two ways could you improve as a Senior Pastor?
- Eric sees himself as the “Big Picture” guy but wants to develop the skills of leading out the big picture.
- Wants to learn more about the “business” side of the church. This skill isn’t developed just due to lack of experience.
What experience do you have as a Care Pastor or in your previous roles how have you cared for the church?
Substance Abuse Counseling, Relational Life Coaching and Leadership Coaching
How is your current relationship with the elder board and congregation?
Very Open, Honest and Prayerful relationship with the elder board
Congregation has been reached in many ways through the outreach that Eric has done. So he has expressed a very unique and special relationship with them.
What role do you believe the church should play in the community in general?
Impact every sphere of community.
Being examples of Christ and leaders in the community
Eric has led many outreach events that were integral to growing the church and creating a more diverse demographic.
Overall I believe Eric would be well suited for this position. His passion for community outreach was evident throughout our conversation as well as in his resume.
With many of the responsibilities that First Christian Church is looking for from a Senior Pastor, Eric is already experienced and well trained in.