Please read this letter from Bishop Devadhar which includes a transition calendar which you are encouraged to use: Letter from Bishop Devadhar.
The Benefits Department has information to help clergy and local church treasurers with appointment transitions. Click here for a checklist and information on pension, ACH, and more.
Attendance at a transition workshop is an important piece of a successful pastoral transition. If you were unable to attend one, here is a link to a video of the workshop that was held on May 15, 2021: Transition Workshop.
Below are three sections of a virtual notebook (download, save the links, or print as desired). Section Three is provided in 3 parts below because of size.
Sections One & Two (Note: Accompanying material for Section One is in the PowerPoint slide handout above)
Updated information for Section Three:
To help congregations and pastors transition successfully in these challenging times, the Lewis Center is offering the The Right Start - Beginning Ministry in a New Setting COVID-19 Supplement free-of-charge. It can be viewed on the site as well as downloaded.
Frequently requested documents from the "notebook":