Pastoral transitions are inevitable; healthy pastoral transitions are not. This post describes 5 ways associations can help churches experience healthy transitions.
While every pastor search committee is unique, research reveals that the most effective search committees are characterized by five common traits.
Pastors have been identifying and training faithful men to serve as future ministers since the earliest days of the church. This post explains both why mentoring is so important today as well as suggestions for developing a mentoring process.
2021 is going to be the year of turnover in churches, so say church health experts. This post lists 9 reasons why the experts might be right.
Whenever a church begins to search for a new pastor, one of the first tasks they will complete is to form a pastor search committee, a group entrusted with the task of searching for and recommending the church’s next pastor to the congregation. Most churches have some guidance for how to form the search committee… Continue reading Avoid These 7 Individuals When Forming Your Pastor Search Committee
While it’s appropriate to honor the past, your church can’t live there. This post includes several suggestions for how you can avoid allowing your church's past to become a challenge for your present and future pastors.
Churches can experience healthy transitions. But it will require the active participation of every member of the church. Not just the search committee or church leaders. This book can help.
These 7 guidelines will help churches without pastors to effectively fill the pulpit during an interim period.
If your church is searching for a new pastor, you need to be aware of the 5 phases of the pastor search process described in this post.
Check out the best & worst practices of pastor search committees & discover the 5 commitments necessary to conduct an effective search.