Interim Pastor

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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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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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5 skills transition pastors must acquire

[pullquote]Transition pastors touch many systems in the church. Mission is redefined. Fresh vision emerges. Strategy is set. Programs are evaluated. Church members learn see in new ways. To accomplish these tasks a transition pastor must master 5 skills.[/pullquote]Transition pastors must prepare church leaders to sustain effective change in the congregation and meaningful transition in the

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30 free tools interim pastors must have

Interim pastors are like hobbyists, scrapbookers and craftsmen. We welcome any excuse to add another tool to the kit! Interim ministry is often conducted with meager financial resources. This list of Internet tools are free. In some cases you may decide to opt for a paid version, but they are all free for every day

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Give church visitors a fresh face to look at

Church greeters who serve well are essential to the church that wants to convert church visitors into church members. They are the picket line, the gatekeepers of an effective assimilation process. I’ve written elsewhere that how a church visitor perceives the church’s friendliness is crucial in church visitors returning for a second visit Thom Rainer’s research

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5 key traits of effective Transition Pastors

[dc]I[/dc]nterim and Transition Pastors both know their tenure is short. It ends when the permanent Pastor is called. Managing transitions is a key difference between them. Interim Pastors Interim Pastors keep continuity between permanent pastors. They may guide the church thru change but the church’s focus remains intact. The way congregants view their church’s mission

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