This book is designed to provide practical help to those involved in filling a vacancy, showing how to make it a good process and end with a good appointment At the same time, it is useful to clergy seeking appointments, and senior clergy actually making the appointments I enjoyed reading How To Make Great Appointments in the Church It s a very practical and focused book I found the overview of the appointment process used in different streams of the church very interesting Calling, competence and chemistry which I later realised was the subtitle of the whole book struck me as a very helpful summary of what matters in such an appointment One of the most useful parts for me was the section with practical ideas for dealing positively with enquiries and lobbying The chapter on prayer was both unexpected and excellent Quite a bit of the content as the book progressed seemed especially relevant in an Anglican context, but I got plenty of good insights from it for our Baptist situation This is a really useful book in the how to genre. Really helpful insights for church communities and for interviewees Creates a helpful framework for the process in all its current diversity. I found this book to be a great mix of practical HR process advice and a reminder of the importance of prayerful discernment for all parties involved So often one side of the equation is missing and so inappropriate appointments are made.I found the book logical and easy to read and particularly liked the useful, practical exercises for churches to follow in their journey to appoint a new leader.If you are looking for a post in a church or are involved in making church appointments this is a must read. very useful