Author: New England Conference, UMC
2-part video from the New England Conference for the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. 1)The Appointive Process: Bishop Hassinger and many of the District Superintendents explain how decisions are made that result in the moving of pastors. Designed to help the SPRC members understand reasons for pastoral moves, and how various factors relate to the decision. 2) Our Pastor Is Moving. Now What? is a dramatization of the process of saying "good-bye" to your current pastor, and saying "hello" to a...
Author: Mead, Loren B.
Pastoral change can be an opportunity for growth in a church. This book addresses many aspects of pastoral change, including the role of a lay board member and the search committee member. This is a reference book to read and keep handy for that moment when pastoral change is anticipated or has begun.
Author: Peterson, Thomas D.
In 6 chapters, this book addresses "interim" situations, exploring the hows and whys and offering options for the pastor. Primarily offers a form of ministry that leaves behind a solid residue of good for the church and pastor. A foundation for a new and productive ministry results for the church and for the pastor in a new situation.
Author: Oswald, Roy M.
More creative use of those early months of starting up a pastorate will lead to more effective collaboration between clergy and laity. Pastors and lay people have enormous resources of knowledge and experience to draw upon and that they can generate important knowledge for others by reflecting on that experience.
Author: Phillips, Wm. Bud
The interval between the process of endings and of new beginnings allows for some very significant work to be done both by the Pastor who is leaving and the Lay Leaders of the congregation. To begin a new ministry effectively, both Pastors and Congregation will need to find ways of reversing the process of endings.