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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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If you must interview pastor candidates consult these resources

I’ve worn out the keyboard on my iMac lobbying for more reliable alternatives to the typical unstructured interview process that most churches use in the search process. Knowing that most churches and some interim pastors aren’t yet ready to give it up, I’ve  outlined some best interview practices, and suggested a workflow to developing a

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10 tactics interim pastors should use to find client churches

Where do you find your next assignment as an interim pastor? You’ve just handed the baton to your client church’s next settled pastor. The paycheck stops in another week or two, after you’ve debriefed the pastor and gotten him off to a running start. After that, nothing. So what do you do? Let me suggest

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4 tactics interim pastors use to build trust

How do you quickly establish trust with a new congregation when you know there’s hard times ahead? You’re new to them, they’re a bit worried about what you’re going to do and they’re not sure if they can trust you or not. What do you do? Interim pastors must earn trust from the client church.

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Help the next pastor succeed by killing 3 productivity myths

What can an interim pastor do to help the next settled pastor succeed? You can train the church to understand the difference between being busy and being productive. Too many churches think the pastor’s work week should level out around 60 hours per, but they give precious little thought to how that time is spent!

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