6 reasons Interim Pastors must push people to change

Leo Tolstoy summed up the dilemma of all Intentional Interim Pastors: Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. An Intentional Interim Pastor1 cannot fulfill her call without coaxing, counseling, praying, encouraging and – when needed – pushing change. An Intentional Interim Pastor who doesn’t approach his call intent on reworking the congregation

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Thanks to my friends at BoldGrace for publishing one of my recent articles, “Et tu, Brute?”

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1 good reason interim pastors should leave the backdoor wide open

People slipping out the back door and out of the life of the church is one of the last things interim pastors should worry about. Writers have sacrificed billions of electrons to articles about closing the church’s back door. But virtually everyone overlooks perfectly good reasons why it should be left open. The church’s back

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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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5 deficiencies that stifle church growth

You can quickly and effectively stifle a church’s growth without actually trying. All a pastor has to do is be: Needy – constantly crave the attention and praise of others Inflexible– press on once you’ve decided a course of action, undeterred by new facts Pessimistic – stay vigilant against setback, discouragement or defeat Stoic –

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