Over the years and around the country I encounter people that often have questions about having the right people serving. They recognize that for a variety of reasons, they may not have the right people serving in a security role. This can be a tough issue to handle without causing some hurt feelings. I hopefully want to address ways to help avoid this in the future.
Many churches have employment applications, and these can often be a great use for serving in ministry. If your church doesn’t, there are plenty of choices that you can get online as examples. I would recommend that you have an application that asks for personal and professional references. This gives you an opportunity to ask questions of those that know them best on the type of temperament they have when they aren’t at church. People can be good at putting on a mask around those that they go to church with, but family, friends, and co-workers will know the person the best.
Now, I know that what I am about to say might not fall in line with some of the church’s beliefs, but for those that do, I would want to know about their relationship with Christ. How are they growing and are they doing life with other men/women in their lives? I could go a whole lot deeper here, but I don’t want to make this a theological discussion. Simply put, a person who might be a believer but not a follower of Christ in his/her life will often have an issue with authority and will display anger in stressful situations.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.