Bud Brown

Free Resource: The Lifecycle of the Church

I’d like to give you a free copy of this powerful tool, The Lifecycle of the Local Church just for subscribing to our newsletter. This PowerPoint presentation enables you to make a dynamic and persuasive presentation of your service as an intentional interim pastor. Your audience will understand their situation and why they need you

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Interim Pastor’s Toolbox: The Lifecycle of the Local Church

Consultation is often the first contact you – the intentional interim pastor – has with a potential client church. Both parties have an agenda. You want to help them decide if they need an intentional interim period and if so, secure the assignment. They want to figure out if an interim is right for them

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12 signs you need an intentional interim pastor

Welcome to all of you who’ve clicked through from Thom Rainer’s website. We’d like to send you a free copy of Eternal Life – see the details at the end of this post. What’s your first move after your pastor tells you he’s resigning? You’ve got to get this right because you’re setting up the

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1 powerful technique to revolutionize church hospitality

Turnaround pastors have a unique opportunity to permanently change the trajectory of church hospitality. Our “information gathering” in churches doesn’t even capture the majority of guests. Auxano research shows that five to eight percent of your worshipping community will self-identify as guests. Therefore the number of guests in one year is: [ (Ave. weekly worship attendance)

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10 reasons why interim pastors need special training

Interim pastors serve a unique role. A church calls an interim pastor for a fixed period of time to deal with a defined set or problems. The interim pastor may be hired to provide pulpit supply while the search committee looks for the next pastor. An interim pastor could be retained to provide leadership during

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1 malfunction the interim pastor must fix

Most interim pastors have to help churches stuck on the horns of a painful dilemma. One one hand the church wants to grow and change, but on the other hand they fear change. The fear may be related to losing something important (a culture, control, historic identity). In most cases church members are fearful because

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Should every interim pastor read this book?

Val Hastings of Coaching4Clergy has a new book out. The page announcing the book has an intriguing title: Recognizing the Difference Between Change and Transition. I’m intrigued because it addresses an important distinction we observe between “interim pastor” and “transition pastor.” Ministry 3.0 may be worthwhile for interims and transition pastors. I’ll look into it

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Free tool: Understanding My Church’s DNA

We’ve got a free church assessment tool we’d like to put in your hands Interim pastors – and permanent pastors, for that matter – need a variety of church assessment tools available. And free is good! We developed it from Tim Addington’s book High-Impact Church Boards: How to Develop Healthy, Intentional, and Empowered Church Leaders. [affiliate link].

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Interim pastor’s office hours: time to shut them down?

Does it make sense for interim pastors to keep office hours? The next time a church calls to discuss employment, bring the issue of office hours up when it’s time to discuss responsibilities, duties and terms of employment. Chances are it doesn’t make sense for the church to insist you keep office hours, unless it

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