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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1 app helps pastors stay current, save time and money

I just fell in love with a new app! Next Issue gives me unlimited access to over 90 magazines – all on my iPad. For that price I don’t feel guilty about not reading the whole magazine. I mean, who doesn’t want to be a good steward of their hard spent funds? At the moment

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One word that will revolutionize your decision making

AND Image Credit: Julia Manzerova via Compfight Three letters. A simple conjunction. It coordinates two items of equal syntactic importance. Use it to replace another conjunction when framing an important decision. Instead of OR, use AND. Interim pastors often have to train lay leaders how to make good decisions. Teaching them to use this word

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7 advantages interim pastors get from a journal

There is one good reason why interim pastors should journal regularly. When they do, they enjoy seven ministry advantages. The one reason you should maintain a professional journal is because every once in a while you’ll run into a problem where you’ll be your own best advisor! When that happens your advice to yourself will

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