Five Key Objectives of an Excellent Interim Pastorate

Episode #835
January 9, 2024
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Sometimes churches view interim pastors as “band-aids” to keep the church together, but a good interim will do much more. Thom and Sam discuss what defines a successful interim pastorate. Whether short-term or long-term in duration, these five key objectives can make or break an interim role.

Objective 1: Teaching the church a new pastor will not be a silver bullet.

Objective 2: Making tough staffing decisions before the new pastor arrives.

Objective 3: Preparing the church for a season of change.

Objective 4: Freeing the organizational culture as much as possible for a new vision.

Objective 5: Leading the church to have fun, heal up, and get unified.


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