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1 way interim pastors can qualify client churches

When I first entered vocational ministry as an intentional interim pastor I took every request to meet with a potential client church that came my way. I didn’t require a reimbursement for time or mileage nor did I insist on meeting with the decision makers. I’d meet with anyone, anytime at any place. Now that

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He is the most interesting preacher in the world…

He is the most interesting preacher in the world: Haddon Robinson uses his sermon  illustrations His preaching wakes those in persistent vegetative comas The Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered in his library America’s Gross Domestic Product rises 3% when he prays over the offering Audiences are spellbound by his asides on textual criticism Chuck

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Interim Pastor’s Guide to Sermon Planning

My interim began by preaching the Sunday following the Saturday funeral of the beloved pastor where two thousand people gathered to grieve their loss and celebrate the gift of their pastor’s life. My first sermon was preached on the second Sunday in Advent.  I’d like to draw on that experience to share some examples of

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Trends in charitable giving

Interim pastors. Churches in transition. A challenging economy. Budget problems. They all seem to go hand-in-hand these days! Amancay Maahs via Compfight A new poll by the Barna Group (“New Barna Study Explores Trends Among American Donors“)offers insight into Americans’ charitable giving habits during 2012. The implications for 2013 are provocative; they suggest that interim

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Giving from the left and right brain

You’re at your first Board meeting at a new client church. You’ve been retained as the intentional interim pastor to help them prepare for the future. The first words from the Chair are, “Pastor, if something doesn’t change, we won’t be able to pay the mortgage next month.” Now what? oblivion9999 via Compfight Interim pastors

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10 instant training tools for busy interim pastors

There’s never enough time to stay current with your “must read” stack, is there? The interim pastor’s life is one challenge after another, one client church and consultation after another, and one packed calendar – without end. How do you cultivate and nurture your own professional development and inner life in the face of this

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