Questions for Congregational Interviews

Questions Used by Redemption Tempe

(For more detail, see their article on how they do their all-of-life interviews)

  1. How would you describe your work?
  2. As an image-bearer of God, how does your work reflect some aspect of God’s work? (Gen, 1:26-28, 1 Cor. 10:31, Eph. 5:1, Col. 3:17). Where do you take the greatest joy in your work?
  3. How does your work give you a unique vantage point into the brokenness of the world? (Gen. 3; Rom. 3:10-20)
  4. Jesus commands us to “love our neighbors as ourselves.” How does your work function as an opportunity to love and serve others? (Mk. 10:35-45; Eph. 5:1; Rom. 12:14-21; Col. 1:24-27)

A Slightly Modified Version

  1. How would you describe your work?
  2. As an image-bearer of God, how does your work reflect some aspect of God’s work?
  3. How does your work function as an opportunity to love and serve others?
  4. How does your work give you a unique vantage point into the brokenness of our world?
  5. How can we be the church to you?  What do you need from us to be sent into your work as a disciple of Jesus?

For Someone Struggling to Find Work and Struggling with Vocation

  1. Describe the journey of what you do for work and how you spend your days over the past 3 years.
  2. What have been the challenges that you’ve encountered?  or… how have you experienced the brokenness of our world?
  3. What has been redemptive about these past few years?  Where have you seen or experienced God?
  4. How can we be the church to you?  What do you need from us to be sent into your days & work as a disciple of Jesus?

Additional Questions

  1. What do you need from your church to do this well?
  2. What do you need us to understand about your work so that we can be the church to you?
  3. How does your work help you love your neighbor?
  4. How does your work help you love God?
  5. How does your work hinder, or make it difficult to love God & neighbor?
  6. What practices do you do to help keep your faith and spirituality an active part of your work?  How can we join you in prayer for your work and workplace?
  7. What has your faith cost you at work?
  8. What are the worldly parts of your job?  Can you think of a time when you’ve been able to use the worldly elements of your job for God’s purposes?
Topics: Congregational Interviews

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