Change can be a time of excitement and revitalization for a church. To make the leadership transitions in your church smooth and positive, use these handouts when a staff member leaves and a new leader comes to your congregation. Prepare now so that future transitions will benefit, not harm, your church. An interview with church experts Dennis Baker and Wayne Key presents transition as an opportunity for growth. Other handouts discuss how to form search committees, how to leave gracefully, and how to transfer information to a new leader.
This Resource contains all of the following:
Transition as an Opportunity for Growth
Learning about your church is the first step to planning the future.
When It's Time for a Change
Help for churches and pastors making a difficult decision.
Plan for a Crisis
Are you prepared for the sudden death or departure of your pastor?
How can you renew trust and joy after a painful transition?
Rescuing the Search Party
5 strategies for successful, courteous search committees.
A Graceful Goodbye
A four-point formula for ending well.
Transferring Information to a New Leader
Ensure the next pastor has the knowledge to start well.
Plus, a checklist for the new pastor.
Aligning Preference with Practice
Being completely honest with ourselves can change how we plan.