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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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Intentional Interim Ministry: one church’s testimony

Faith Community Church in Las Vegas, NV has a moving testimony of recovery and renewal under the guidance of an intentional interim pastor. As you watch the video, pay attention to the themes common in all interim work: Assessment Planning Take action Refocus on the mission Change and change management The “unintentional interim” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuZC2MT6wDk&feature=youtube_gdata[/youtube]

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Are you cut out to be an interim pastor?

Intentional interim ministry is like sushi. Some love it. Some want nothing to do with it. Some are willing to try it. But it’s not for everyone. It’s the third group – pastors willing try interim ministry – who end up in trouble. This is due to a few common misconceptions about interim ministry and

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Free Resource: The Lifecycle of the Church

I’d like to give you a free copy of this powerful tool, The Lifecycle of the Local Church just for subscribing to our newsletter. This PowerPoint presentation enables you to make a dynamic and persuasive presentation of your service as an intentional interim pastor. Your audience will understand their situation and why they need you

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Interim Pastor’s Toolbox: The Lifecycle of the Local Church

Consultation is often the first contact you – the intentional interim pastor – has with a potential client church. Both parties have an agenda. You want to help them decide if they need an intentional interim period and if so, secure the assignment. They want to figure out if an interim is right for them

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12 signs you need an intentional interim pastor

Welcome to all of you who’ve clicked through from Thom Rainer’s website. We’d like to send you a free copy of Eternal Life – see the details at the end of this post. What’s your first move after your pastor tells you he’s resigning? You’ve got to get this right because you’re setting up the

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1 powerful technique to revolutionize church hospitality

Turnaround pastors have a unique opportunity to permanently change the trajectory of church hospitality. Our “information gathering” in churches doesn’t even capture the majority of guests. Auxano research shows that five to eight percent of your worshipping community will self-identify as guests. Therefore the number of guests in one year is: [ (Ave. weekly worship attendance)

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10 reasons why interim pastors need special training

Interim pastors serve a unique role. A church calls an interim pastor for a fixed period of time to deal with a defined set or problems. The interim pastor may be hired to provide pulpit supply while the search committee looks for the next pastor. An interim pastor could be retained to provide leadership during

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1 malfunction the interim pastor must fix

Most interim pastors have to help churches stuck on the horns of a painful dilemma. One one hand the church wants to grow and change, but on the other hand they fear change. The fear may be related to losing something important (a culture, control, historic identity). In most cases church members are fearful because

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