An Introduction to  Transitional Ministry  A Resource for Peace Portal Alliance Church
The Big Idea Seasons of transition can be  windows of opportunity  for churches to experience spiritual renewal, increased...
A Vision for Churches in Transition <ul><li>To help churches thrive through transition by   providing leadership, resource...
The Ultimate Objective <ul><li>To welcome a new Lead Pastor . . . . </li></ul><ul><li>To a healthy church that is growing ...
Major Phases of Transition <ul><li>Healthy closure with the past </li></ul><ul><li>Regaining Stability  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Not necessarily a step-by-step process Vision  Renewal  Structural Renewal Relational Renewal  Pastoral Preaching Transiti...
5 Guiding Questions <ul><li>Who were we?  </li></ul><ul><li>Who are we now? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we relate to the cult...
A New Paradigm <ul><li>A health-based approach  </li></ul><ul><li>Transition as a season of growth and renewal </li></ul><...
The Interim Paradigm <ul><li>A maintenance approach  </li></ul><ul><li>Pulpit supply   </li></ul><ul><li>Pastoral care and...
The Transitional Paradigm   <ul><li>Moving toward increased health </li></ul><ul><li>R elevant preaching/communication </l...
Transitional Pastoral  Leadership at PPAC <ul><li>The Transitional Pastor works with other Pastors </li></ul><ul><li>to fu...
 
Important Features <ul><li>Transitional leaders help the church  have the   time and guidance needed  to address key issue...
Important Features <ul><li>Build on areas of health in the church   </li></ul><ul><li>Search process  does not proceed  un...
The Ultimate Objective <ul><li>To welcome a new Lead Pastor . . . . </li></ul><ul><li>To a healthy church that is growing ...
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  • Traditional Interim Ministry Termination – the happy or not so happy exit of the previous leader/pastor Direction Finding – the congregation coming to terms with change, grief, and new hope. Self Study – a time of reflection and discovery Search – the intentional looking for another leader/pastor Negotiation – engaging in the process of talking to the potential candidate Call – making an offering and receiving a response Installment – welcoming the new leader/pastor and making a way for them to fit in Startup – building new momentum to move forward
  • Intro to transitional model ppac timed

    1. 1. An Introduction to Transitional Ministry A Resource for Peace Portal Alliance Church
    2. 2. The Big Idea Seasons of transition can be windows of opportunity for churches to experience spiritual renewal, increased health, focused vision and renewed mission prior to engaging in the pastoral search.
    3. 3. A Vision for Churches in Transition <ul><li>To help churches thrive through transition by providing leadership, resources and support. </li></ul><ul><li>To help churches engage a Lead Pastor from a posture of health with clarity of vision and mission. </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Ultimate Objective <ul><li>To welcome a new Lead Pastor . . . . </li></ul><ul><li>To a healthy church that is growing in renewal spiritually, relationally, organizationally and operationally. </li></ul><ul><li>Who has been hired through a thoughtful, collaborative search process in dependence on the Holy Spirit’s guidance. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Major Phases of Transition <ul><li>Healthy closure with the past </li></ul><ul><li>Regaining Stability </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of Church Health </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a Transitional Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for the Pastoral Search </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting the Pastoral Search </li></ul><ul><li>Hiring a Lead Pastor </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of the process </li></ul>Ongoing Ministry
    6. 6. Not necessarily a step-by-step process Vision Renewal Structural Renewal Relational Renewal Pastoral Preaching Transitional Leadership Ministry Exit of Previous Pastor Search Entrance of New Pastor Pastoral Admin Pastoral Care Closure Assess
    7. 7. 5 Guiding Questions <ul><li>Who were we? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are we now? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we relate to the culture? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do we hope to become? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of leader do we need? </li></ul>
    8. 8. A New Paradigm <ul><li>A health-based approach </li></ul><ul><li>Transition as a season of growth and renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Transition as an opportunity for meaningful change </li></ul><ul><li>Transitional Leaders trained as specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging in a thoughtful pastoral search from a </li></ul><ul><li>place of health and clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Providing support to avoid Board and Staff burn out </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Interim Paradigm <ul><li>A maintenance approach </li></ul><ul><li>Pulpit supply </li></ul><ul><li>Pastoral care and rites of passage </li></ul><ul><li>Some short term administration </li></ul><ul><li>Usually not involved in governance matters </li></ul><ul><li>Not engaged in the search process </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes a potential candidate </li></ul>
    10. 10. The Transitional Paradigm <ul><li>Moving toward increased health </li></ul><ul><li>R elevant preaching/communication </li></ul><ul><li>Support for staff, church board and key leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity of Vision and Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Thorough preparation for the search process </li></ul><ul><li>Effective pastoral search from a posture of health </li></ul><ul><li>Helping the new Lead Pastor to start well </li></ul>
    11. 11. Transitional Pastoral Leadership at PPAC <ul><li>The Transitional Pastor works with other Pastors </li></ul><ul><li>to fulfill the vacant Lead Pastor Role </li></ul><ul><li>Preaching Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Worship </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Leadership and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the Board of Elders </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Prayer </li></ul>
    12. 13. Important Features <ul><li>Transitional leaders help the church have the time and guidance needed to address key issues </li></ul><ul><li>Interim and Transitional roles clearly understood </li></ul><ul><li>The congregation understands and collaborates with a transitional approach </li></ul><ul><li>Transitional Pastor is never a candidate </li></ul>
    13. 14. Important Features <ul><li>Build on areas of health in the church </li></ul><ul><li>Search process does not proceed until agreed upon key indicators of health are achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Denominational co-operation </li></ul><ul><li>Usually a 6-18 month process </li></ul><ul><li>Stellar communication with the congregation </li></ul>
    14. 15. The Ultimate Objective <ul><li>To welcome a new Lead Pastor . . . . </li></ul><ul><li>To a healthy church that is growing in renewal spiritually, relationally, organizationally and operationally. </li></ul><ul><li>Who has been hired through a thoughtful, collaborative search process in dependence on the Holy Spirit’s guidance. </li></ul>

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