Why Some Interim Pastorates Are Successful When Others Are Not

August 24, 2018
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Podcast Episode #461

Pastoral transition happens all the time. Today we discuss what makes for a successful interim pastorate and how InterimPastor.University can help.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Interim pastors need to help give a church hope.
  • No one person is indispensable to a church or organization.
  • Not providing clear updates to the church about a pastor search can be demoralizing to the congregation.
  • Grace, love, and hope are the three primary ingredients of a successful interim pastorate.
  • Effective interim pastors set the next pastor up for success.

The seven keys to a successful interim that we discuss today are:

  1. Scope has been clearly defined.
  2. The interim pastor is truly trained and equipped.
  3. The interim pastor is a continuous learner.
  4. Communication is clear and open with the congregation.
  5. The interim pastor shepherds and loves the congregation.
  6. The interim pastor makes tough calls before the pastor arrives.
  7. The interim pastor leaves when it’s time to leave.

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