The process that we follow as part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) can be found at the PCUSA resource site. On Calling a Pastor is a manual for churches which are seeking Pastors.
Although the process seems tedious, joyful, spiritually fulfilling, inspiring, lengthy and purposeful, it is one of discernment and will challenge the congregation to listen closely for the will of God for its mission and ministry in this new stage of the congregation’s life.
The Call Process
From On Calling a Pastor, page 14.
COM – Committee/Commissions on Ministry
MIF – Ministry Information Form
PNC – Pastor Nominating Committee
CLC – Church Leadership Connection
PIF – Personal Information Form