Ken Jones developed this audio series to train pastoral search committees with Bible-based, professionally tested interviewing skills to properly screen applicants for service within the church. This material also is applicable to any church committee that is selecting applicants for various positions within the local church.

This training has been approved by the EPC Ministerial Vocation Committee and is recommended for both search committees and applicants. At the time this series was developed, Jones served as pastor of the EPC’s Grace Presbyterian Church in Franklin, N.C.


Click here to download an outline in printable, pdf format. This outline covers the entire, two-hour series and is divided into seven chapters.

You can listen to the audio series in its entirety or individual segments by clicking the appropriate play buttons below, or click the “Download” button to download that file in mp3 format. The files are stored on a Google drive; you will need to click to the “down arrow” icon at the upper right of the new browser tab or window to download the file to your computer or mobile device.



Chapter 1:
Biblical Interviewing Skills to Evaluate Applicant’s Integrity

Chapter 2:
The Master Interviewer is Jesus our Lord

Chapter 3:
Bible-based, Professionally Tested Applicant Screening System


Chapter 4:
Selecting the Appropriate Questions

Chapter 5:
Setting the Stage for Truth-telling and Serving the Needs of the Applicant in Christian Love

Chapter 6:
Sequential Interviewing Skills

Chapter 7:
Systematic Review and Verification of Applicant’s Statements

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