Why do pastoral committees ask candidates to enclose a family photo? I understand that it's nice to see what people look like, but wouldn't that be a subtle way for satan to cause people to pick the most "photogenic" candidate? And why the need to see the whole family? I mean, are they going to choose or disqualify a candidate based on his or his wife/kid's appearance? I would think a candidate's doctrinal statement would tell a church what they really need to know. Are they looking for long hair, jewelry, head coverings, skin color, body piercings, etc? Friends of ours are looking, but several interested churches suddenly were no longer interested after they sent a family photo that included their adopted daughter. Thoughts?