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Should every interim pastor read this book?

Val Hastings of Coaching4Clergy has a new book out. The page announcing the book has an intriguing title: Recognizing the Difference Between Change and Transition. I’m intrigued because it addresses an important distinction we observe between “interim pastor” and “transition pastor.” Ministry 3.0 may be worthwhile for interims and transition pastors. I’ll look into it

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Free tool: Understanding My Church’s DNA

We’ve got a free church assessment tool we’d like to put in your hands Interim pastors – and permanent pastors, for that matter – need a variety of church assessment tools available. And free is good! We developed it from Tim Addington’s book High-Impact Church Boards: How to Develop Healthy, Intentional, and Empowered Church Leaders. [affiliate link].

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Interim pastor’s office hours: time to shut them down?

Does it make sense for interim pastors to keep office hours? The next time a church calls to discuss employment, bring the issue of office hours up when it’s time to discuss responsibilities, duties and terms of employment. Chances are it doesn’t make sense for the church to insist you keep office hours, unless it

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Get church visitors’ information – guaranteed

Church visitors won’t always give their contact information. This impairs church hospitality and makes follow up impossible. Follow up is vital to the assimilation process. Without knowing how to reach them you can’t send church visitors a thank you note, phone to invite them back or have someone deliver a gift. Visitor retention metrics are

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5 skills transition pastors must acquire

[pullquote]Transition pastors touch many systems in the church. Mission is redefined. Fresh vision emerges. Strategy is set. Programs are evaluated. Church members learn see in new ways. To accomplish these tasks a transition pastor must master 5 skills.[/pullquote]Transition pastors must prepare church leaders to sustain effective change in the congregation and meaningful transition in the

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3 easy ways to wow church visitors

[dc]A[/dc] previous post asserts that extraordinary hospitality for church visitors isn’t hard. Eliminate the things church visitors dislike, set the bar for church hospitality higher and it’s more likely they’ll return for a second visit. Now that you’ve cleared the deck of things church visitor dislike let’s turn up the “wow” factor. Let’s re-think church

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30 free tools interim pastors must have

Interim pastors are like hobbyists, scrapbookers and craftsmen. We welcome any excuse to add another tool to the kit! Interim ministry is often conducted with meager financial resources. This list of Internet tools are free. In some cases you may decide to opt for a paid version, but they are all free for every day

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