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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Below are sample interview questions the search committee/interviewers may ask in order to learn more about your beliefs and spiritual fit.

  1. Describe your journey of faith.
  2. What in your view are the Biblical requirements for spiritual leadership?
  3. How do you participate in the spiritual life within your community?
  4. In what ways are you active in ministry?
  5. How do you live out your faith in a way that exemplifies God's love toward us and would encourage others to seek God?
  6. How do you view your work as a vocation—a call from and a duty to God?
  7. How do you integrate your Christian worldview with your academic discipline?
  8. Explain how you bring your faith into the classroom?
  9. How can you promote spiritual formation in the lives of your students?
  10. The ORU mission is “To build Holy-Spirit empowered leaders through Whole Person Education to impact the world with God’s healing.” How can you help promote a whole person education for your students?
  11. It is through the trials of life that one demonstrates and gives witness to their true core beliefs. For example, Christians can experience suffering, tough challenges in life, and prayers that go unanswered. A person can believe in healing and yet not have experienced a full or complete healing for many years. In such cases, how can we explain God's omnipotence with such difficult situations? Many of our students go through rough times while at ORU, so how can we help them strengthen their faith during life's challenges?
  12. Another ORU core value states that "We believe that all people have been created in the image of God and deserve to be respected." As a Christian university that has a wide ethnic diversity, ORU believes "unity in diversity" is an important factor. How might you model a life that shows you believe that "all people have been created in the image of God and deserve to be respected"?
  13. One of ORU's core values is "excellence with integrity," which says, "We strive to operate with, and instill in our students, excellence with integrity in all personal, academic, professional, and corporate endeavors." How can you model this to your students?
  14. Hypothetically, if there were no University policy regarding cheating or plagiarism, how would you deal with such an incident in your classroom?
  15. How can you promote spiritual formation in the lives of your students?
  16. What are your views on homosexuality and on unmarried couples living together?
  17. Part of ORU's founding vision recounts God's commission to Oral Roberts to "Raise up your students to hear My voice, to go where My light is dim, where My voice is heard small, and My healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth." In what ways do you think ORU can help graduate students who make a difference for Christ?
  18. Describe one way in which God has used you to positively influence another person spiritually.
  19. Describe a time when you had to trust God and walk by faith or when you sought God's guidance for a decision.

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