Interim Pastor

The most important question an interim pastor can ask

“How can we take the message to them?” Interim pastors get asked this question all the time. It’s posed by those who don’t see the church paradigm shift sweeping through American culture. They are living with a legacy that stretches back to the early 1930s (at least). For close to a century the Western Church

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What does it cost to NOT hire an interim pastor?

Eventually every church will wrestle with the interim pastor salary. It happens when the pastor leaves. Suddenly, an untrained congregation has to figure out how to move to the next chapter in the church’s story. Sometimes they are told to get busy and form a pastor search committee. This is the last thing that they

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How do interim pastors coax reluctant churches into needed change?

Interim pastors know what this is like. Sometimes the church board just doesn’t want to go down that path with you. What do you do then? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF9sh5LdjAQ[/youtube] Question: What have you done to entice reluctant church board and congregations to work with you to bring about needed change during the interim period?

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3 ways an interim pastor sets the next pastor up for success

The interim pastor has a tremendous opportunity to work with church leaders to address many of the  issues that can be hazardous for the next permanent pastor. One of the most important questions an interim pastor can ask is, “How can I set the next guy up for success?” Several key areas will create an

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Interim Pastors in the News

The Billings Gazette (of all places) has a fine article that should interest intentional interim pastors. Check out “Interim pastors help congregations move forward.” Related Posts What does an interim pastor cost? Intentional Interim Ministry: one church’s testimony Are you cut out to be an interim pastor? 9 signs you need an intentional interim pastor

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What does an interim pastor cost?

Far less than what they are worth! It costs less to hire an interim pastor than what you might think. What do specialists charge? Bear in mind that intentional interim pastors are specialists. Interims are the skilled surgeons, the orthopedic specialists, the discerning diagnosticians and the relentless physical therapists who will put your church right. “The

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Are you cut out to be an interim pastor?

Intentional interim ministry is like sushi. Some love it. Some want nothing to do with it. Some are willing to try it. But it’s not for everyone. It’s the third group – pastors willing try interim ministry – who end up in trouble. This is due to a few common misconceptions about interim ministry and

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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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