Transitional Ministry Today: Successful Strategies for Churches and Pastors

(Norman B. Bendroth). 2014.

This collection of essays promotes a rethinking of the developmental model of interim ministry while offering new and innovative interim ministry ideas that can be applied to specific congregational contexts.


theological reflection on interim ministry, methods of interim ministry, interim goals, skills for interim pastors, role definitions for interim ministers

Best For

interim ministers and judicatory staff


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Encourage a smooth transition period by applying the method of interim ministry that coincides with your specific congregational context.
  • Share this resource with interim pastors to help them identify useful skills such as managing conflict and observation skills.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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