Interim Pastor

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How should an interim pastor respond to this email?

How would you use your wisdom and insight gained from a vocational interim pastor’s experience to answer this email? Earlier this week I received the following email from a brother looking for some answers or at least some resources. I wasn’t sure exactly what he needed or how I could help him. How would you

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4 Kindle hacks make Kindle books more useful

Can you use Kindle hacks to integrate your Kindle books with your Bible software? Wouldn’t it be great if Kindle hacks allowed access to Kindle content from your Bible software? You’ve got hundreds, perhaps thousands of books, journals and magazines in your Bible software, but your software’s publisher has overlooked volumes you use regularly. It

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6 Important People an Interim Pastor Should Dine With

How does an Interim Pastor quickly develop the congregation’s trust? Is there a socially acceptable way to connect with people, win them over and do it sincerely – without being creepy or manipulative? Dine with the right folks. Paul Borden recommends meals, particularly breakfast and lunch, as times to conduct ministry (Make or Break Your

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Interim pastors likely to be shot by one of these people

Where do most interim pastors incur service wounds in the church? It’s no surprise that interim pastors suffer heavy casualties in their ranks. The mainstream media know this is true about all pastors. Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans. In the last decade, their

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10 tactics to set the next pastor up for success when you resign

You’ve made your decision; it’s time to resign your pastoral position. Or perhaps it’s been made for you; either submit a “constructive resignation” or be terminated. How do you set the stage for the next pastor to succeed? It’s never easy to resign a pastoral position. If you’ve been called to another ministry you’re probably

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