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Why Churches Should NOT Interview Pastor Candidates

Why do churches continue to use the interview to screen pastoral candidates? Isn’t it about time that interim pastors trained client churches to adopt better search processes? Silly question, you say? Hardly. Interviews are almost worthless Research shows that the interview is essentially worthless in predicting how well a person will do in the future.

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6 ways to deal with an interim pastor’s self-doubt

Things aren’t going the way you planned. Progress has run into resistance from those who once championed the cause. You’ve tried everything you know to do but nothing seems to break the log jam. Now attendance is beginning to dwindle and so is the income. Then you start to ask, “Am I up to this?

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9 reasons why interim pastors shouldn’t become settled pastors

Interim pastors are often recruited for the full-time position. It’s a natural response to wise leadership, confidence borne of experience, gracious pastoral care and an objective understanding of the church that resolves problems without becoming embroiled in them. Although it feels good to be asked. We always decline the offer. The written contract between the

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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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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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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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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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