Articles for Church Leaders

5 Common Mistakes Churches Make During Pastoral Transition

5 Common Mistakes Churches Make During Pastoral Transition

Be deliberate during the interim. And you’ll be ready for your next season of ministry. View PDF Version It’s tempting to rush your pastoral transition. Transitions are uncomfortable. Your church is letting go of the familiar while facing the indefinite future. But transitions also present a powerful opportunity for your ...
Read More »
7 Ways a Seasoned, Skilled, and Strategic Intentional Interim Pastor Can Help Your Church Thrive During a Pastoral Transition

7 Ways a Seasoned, Skilled, and Strategic Intentional Interim Pastor Can Help Your Church Thrive During a Pastoral Transition

The time between pastors is for flourishing, not floundering. View PDF Version Losing a pastor—whether from death, resignation or dismissal—is never easy. The future is unknown. Often churches feel stuck, weary, or overwhelmed. Those emotions are valid, but they don’t have to immobilize your church. With the guidance of an ...
Read More »
The First 5 Steps for a Church Facing a Transition

The First 5 Steps for a Church Facing a Transition

Be intentional. Find strength for what’s next. View PDF Version The interim between pastors need not be dead time. It can be a period of increased health and growth as the church prepares for its future. All journeys need a roadmap. Below is a roadmap for churches in the interim ...
Read More »
Forgive for the Future Health of the Church

Forgive for the Future Health of the Church

What one congregation learned when they offered grace to a pastor who hurt them. View PDF Version By Tom Harris Sonrise Church is like many churches in transition: burdened and strained by unreconciled relationships after a pastor resigns. That’s what I stepped into as an Intentional Interim Pastor. Realizing that ...
Read More »

Preparing for the Future of Your Church – Interim Pastor Ministries provides temporary pastors to strengthen churches during pastoral transition for greater effectiveness.

Take our Church Transition Assessment!