Monday, January 28, 2019

"Don't Just Send a Resume" by Benjamin Vrbicek

I'm pleased to have my own copy of this sharp new book by Benjamin Vrbicek--though I hope I don't need to use it myself any time soon!

Benjamin's newest book is titled, Don't Just Send a Resume: How to Find the Right Job in a Local Church, and I was privileged to be one of 50 pastors he interviewed in his research and also to read an advanced copy. Here is my endorsement:

"Anyone who is looking for a 'job' in a local church will want to read this book, and all of us who already have found one will wish we had it back then. With his happy, humorous, and friendly writer's voice, Benjamin Vrbicek deftly blends the relevant theological truths with truly helpful tips for making the most of the search process from the candidate's end. I keep giving away copies to my friends." - Matt Mitchell

I've enjoyed getting to know Benjamin online and on the phone. I hope to meet him in person some time. We are both pastors in the EFCA, so hopefully that will happen sooner rather than later.

More about Benjamin Vrbicek:

Benjamin and his wife Brooke have six children. Benjamin enjoys reading, wrestling with his children, dating his wife, eating at Chipotle, and riding his bicycle in the early hours of the morning.

He has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and For The Church, and is the author several books, including "Don't Just Send a Resume," "More People to Love," and "Struggle Against Porn" (forthcoming with Rainer Publishing in 2019).

He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri and a Masters in Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. He is a teaching pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church in Harrisburg, PA.

He has also written several book reviews and articles for the EFCA.