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In collaboration with author and seminary instructor Warren Bird, William Vanderbloemen unites his seminary training with his pastoral and human resources experience to offer a fresh perspective on...

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Ralph Watkins’ years of research, teaching, and church leadership experience shine in this book that helps pastors, lay leaders, and congregation members make a successful transition to new clergy...

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As one of three interrelated Roman Catholic resources on “navigating pastoral transitions,” author and educator Barbara Kerkhoff offers assistance to parish staff for the entire process, whether...

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Author and church leader Graziano Marcheschi edits this booklet that is one of three interrelated Roman Catholic resources that offer practical suggestions for managing pastoral transitions. Among...

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In her role as a regional Episcopal leader, author Elizabeth Geitz watched some congregations have a positive experience when calling new clergy leadership while others experienced negativity and...

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“What can I do or say to the congregation that will help you with your future leadership?” After leading Southeast Christian Church for 40 years, this was the question Bob Russell humbly asked more...

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While most congregations have sought a new pastor many times, clergy search committees often feel as though they are inventing the process from scratch. In this book, experienced church leader John...

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A “complicated” phase that “is scary, is challenging, and is full of potential” is how church expert Loren Mead describes the time when changes in clergy leadership occur. Not surprisingly, Mead...

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When spiritual director and author Rev. Mary Lindberg resigned her pastorate, she experienced a plethora of issues, challenges, and emotions, yet found few resources to help her make a “graceful...

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United Methodist leader Robert Crossman offers fifty helpful actions that congregations can take to ease clergy leadership transitions. Crossman covers seven topics. One helps congregations “say...

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The Episcopal Church offers this brief document to help congregations understand the benefits of choosing an interim minister when they experience changes in clergy leadership. The article explains...

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As a pastor, psychologist, and trained intentional interim minister, Robert Voyle takes a bit of a prophetic stance as he advocates for an increased number of trained intentional interims to serve...

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The Center for Congregational Health’s Interim Ministry program asserts the transition time between pastorates is vital for congregations and new ministers establishing “a solid ministry team.” The...

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Author and senior pastor Chris Brauns’ goal is to help search committees find and call senior, associate, and youth pastors who make “good marriages” with their congregations. First, says Brauns,...

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What can a pastor do to begin well with a congregation? The first months at a congregation can set the tone for the rest of the tenure. This book offers more than 50 tips on how a pastor can be...

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Susan Beaumont, a former Alban consultant, maintains a vibrant consulting practice and contributes practical tips for leaders who serve large congregations. She is an extremely well-qualified...

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As one of three interrelated resources written for Roman Catholics who are “navigating pastoral transitions,” author and professor Marti Jewell offers this “guide for best practices and self care.”...

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The Center for Pastoral Excellence has a home at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. It hosts a variety of endeavors including: The Discipleship Project, Academy of Preaching...

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