Interim Pastor

Three reasons why interims die in the Pastor Search Committee

[dc]P[/dc]astor search is a perilous process. Twice I’ve seen a transition fail because the Pastor Search Committee took shortcuts. Both Transition Pastors did a fine job. Thorough assessments were made, problems were resolved, new leaders were trained and sound strategic plans were put in place. But the Pastor Search Committees ignored the process and went

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Social media as a church renewal tool

Interim pastors aren’t called in because the church is experiencing growth and vitality  Usually it’s the opposite; declining attendance and diminishing ministries  A question facing the interim on Day 1 is “how can I steer this congregation in the right direction without asking for money or a lot of resources?” Social media answers the question

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Transition Pastors deal in reality

[dc]S[/dc]eth Godin has a great post that Transition Pastors should file away for the future. Denying facts you don’t like nails it. Money quote: Transformational leaders don’t start by denying the world around them. Instead, they describe a future they’d like to create instead. Get it. Print it. File it. Read it, often.

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Pastor Burnout – extinguish before igniting!

How you can prevent the next Pastor from burnout We’d like to offer a free tool that will be immensely useful to Transition Pastors and Interim Pastors. Use it to bless the next Pastor by eliminating the “too much bread, too little butter” list of requirements in the typical Pastor’s Job Description. If you’re in

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Church Visitors: 10 Steps to Improve Visitor Retention

Church visitors are probably more important to the Lord than they are to the church they visit! The fact that they willingly endure the rigors of trying a new church shows God is working in them (I touched this briefly in a previous post) Church visitors are  an opportunity and a challenge to static, declining and

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Welcome

The Transition Ministries Group is a ministry devoted to providing resources to help churches going through difficult transitions to navigate the turbulent waters and emerge so that they are poised to reach their God-given potential. Our mission is to insure that a sufficient pool of skilled transition pastors exists so that every church will be

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