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Thumb when the word leads

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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,...

Thumb leadership that fits your church

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Researchers and authors Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce (1955-2012) believe that clergy satisfaction and congregational health are intertwined. Their work promotes an in-depth understanding of...

Thumb transition plan

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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...

Thumb pastoral search journey

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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...

Thumb leading your african american church

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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...

Thumb hartford institute

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Since 1985, Hartford Seminary’s Hartford Institute for Religion Research has been a knowledge resource for the scholarly community, as well as places of worship. The focus is religious research. ...

Thumb the graceful exit

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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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Your pastor is leaving. How does your congregation decide whether or not an intentional, interim pastor is needed? Such a role is sometimes known as a transitional pastor. This article lists eight...

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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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Vanderbloemen Search Group focuses on making employment matches between applicants and appropriate position openings in church and religiously-oriented organizations. Vanderbloemen advertises...

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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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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...

Thumb interim ministry positive change

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Justin Tull brings his extensive education and experience as a pastor to bear on this resource that offers a comprehensive review of interim ministry through the lens of two congregations where...

Thumb interim ministries network

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The Interim Ministry Network (IMN) is an ecumenical and inter-faith organization that trains, supports, and provides resources for clergy who are or want to be intentional interims or interim...

Thumb navigating pastoral transitions

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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...

Thumb navigating pastoral transitions

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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...

Thumb next

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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...

Thumb entering wonderland

book

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...

Thumb before you hire a youth pastor

book

The most important investment a congregation can make in its next youth pastor is taking the time and energy to carry out a top-notch search. This book by veteran youth leaders and consultants...

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