Appointment Transition Workshop

Managing the Change of Pastor
with Grace, Gratitude, & Hope

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. Two workshops have been scheduled for 2022. Each will be held by Zoom. Registration details are forthcoming. Attendance at one of these workshops by the pastors and members of the transition team is required.

9 am  to noon  on Saturday, April 30, 2022 (Zoom)


6 to 9 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2022  (Zoom)



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":