A good friend emailed me recently, asking for my input on an application he's putting together as his church begins searching to fill their new worship leader staff position. He had some good questions, some vague questions, and some questions that I thought could be saved for a secondary face-to-face/phone interview.
I've filled out three applications in my brief worship leading "career" (none recently, if you're worried). Some of the questions were great, while others were not so great (IMHO). Anyway, I'm just wondering, what kind of questions do you think should be on an initial application? What kind of questions have you seen that you thought were really good. From your position as a pastor, worship leader, staff member, or lay person, what do you think?
For that matter, what are some of the questions that you thought wasted space and time?
Get the discussion going. Make sure you tell us why you think the way you think about certain questions. Remember that we're talking about the initial application, on paper.
PS...I've suddenly realized that this blog is incredibly ugly, so I'll be working on that over the weekend while I hang with my wife in the hospital.