Changing pastors is part of the connectional life of The United Methodist Church. These workshops will give pastors and churches changing appointments important information to facilitate a healthy transition.
The 2021 Transition Workshops will be conducted via Zoom and led by a team of district superintendents. Each session is expected to last 2-3 hours and will include breakout discussions.
A transition team is composed of Staff-Parish Relations Committee members plus other members of the congregation who can be helpful (a trustee, etc.)
Transition teams from full-time churches and full-time pastors are required to attend; transition teams from part-time churches and part-time pastors are strongly encouraged to attend.
Two sessions are available (choose one):
- 3 pm Saturday, April 17, 2021; register by April 15
- 9 am Saturday, May 15, 2021; register by May 13
Pastors and transition teams can attend by computer or phone. Click the button above to register for either session.
Please visit the Appointment Transition
webpage for support materials. Participants should review them before the workshop begins and open/download them for reference during the session.