Has a long-term pastor in your church retired? Is your church in crisis or conflict? Has the community surrounding you changed significantly? Sometimes churches are in need of a transitional pastor. Thom and Sam discuss what this specific role looks like, how it is different from a traditional interim pastor, and four occasions when your church may need a transitional pastor.
- When a long-term pastor retires
- When the church is in crisis or conflict
- When the community has changed significantly
- When the church has been inwardly focused for years
- If your church is in crisis or conflict you may need a transitional pastor.
- A transitional pastor who can be more invested in the health and future of the church is essential following a crisis.
- A transitional pastor may be able to help your church understand what it looks like to resemble the beauty and diversity of your community.
- The movement from an inward focus to an outward focus is one of the greatest disruptions in the church.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:
- Church Answers Consulting
- Revitalize Network
- The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail by Charlene Li
- Church Consultation University Webinar
- Know Your Community Report
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