Hey all, My church is in the process of finding a Pastor, since the unexpected retirement of our former. I am very curious as to how the process is done - both in your churches today, and any insight as to how it has been done historically. It seems to me that a proper and practical way to do it would be for a committee to winnow, filter, or narrow down some candidates, for the church to then meet, hear from, vote on, and extend a call to. Has anyone experienced a search committee doing all of the above - and then extending a call to an unknown man that the church has not voted on or authorized a call being extended to? Thanks in advance for any input.