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Title: Transitional Pastoral Ministry


1
Transitional Pastoral Ministry An Overview
Introducing
2
The Big Idea
  • Times of transition are windows of opportunity
    for churches to experience transformational
    turning points toward health and mission.

3
The Big Objective
  • Welcoming a new Senior Pastor to a healthy,
    functional, spiritually renewed church community.

4
The Interim Paradigm a hold the fort mentality
  • Traditional Interim Roles Pastoral Goals
  • Pastoral care and rites of passage
  • Preaching/Worship Service care
  • Short term administration

5
Traditional Interim Ministry Components
Entrance of New Pastor
Exit of Previous Pastor
Denominational Leader Input
Closure
Search Process
Interim Pastoral Ministry
6
The Transitional Paradigm The 8 Goals
  • Transitional Leadership Pastoral Goals
  • Provide relevant preaching/ communication
  • Provide/facilitate caring pastoral services
  • Provide/facilitate effective short-term
    administration

7
The Transitional Paradigm The 8 Goals
  • The Transitional Leadership Goals
  • Facilitate closure to the past
  • Facilitate relationship renewal
  • Facilitate mission and vision renewal
  • Facilitate structural/organizational renewal
  • Facilitate an effective Senior Pastor search
    process

8
Stages of Transitional Ministry
9
A New Paradigm
  • Transition as a season of renewal.
  • Transition as a time of meaningful change.
  • Transitional leaders trained as renewal
    specialists.
  • Pastoral search done from a posture of health.

10
Important Features
  • The leadership team understands the
  • differences between interim and
  • transitional roles.
  • A transitional agreement is signed.
  • Knowing how to function inside of its
    constitution, bylaws, policies and procedures.

11
Important Features
  • High value on denominational co-operation and
    (if needed) relational renewal.
  • Search process is put on hold until agreed upon
    key indicators of health are seen.
  • May include a Ministry Fitness Check.

12
Important Features
  • Usually a 6-18 month process.
  • Ongoing training for the Transitional Pastor.
  • If a multiple staff church - emphasis on
  • mentoring, team-building.

13
Ultimate Objective
  • To hand off a healthier, spiritually renewed
    church to a new Senior Leader who has been hired
    through a positive search process in dependence
    on the Holy Spirits guidance.
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