Temporary Shepherds: A Congregational Handbook for Interim Ministry
Roger S. Nicholson
Rowman & Littlefield, Sep 1, 1998 - Religion - 205 pages
Effective interim ministry depends on strong partnership between the interim minster and congregation. Lay leaders of congregations preparing for such a transition will value the expert guidance provided by over a dozen experienced interim pastors. What is interim ministry all about? What needs to happen during the interim? What should leaders and members expect from the interim pastor and themselves during this transition? What other resources are available for congregations?
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Characteristics of the Interim Congregation
The Church in Transition as a Human System
Understanding Conflict and Power
The Interim Minister A Special Calling
The Interim Journey
Coming to Terms with History
Discovering a New Identity
The Transitional Steering Team
Bible Studies for the Journey
Engaging the Developmental Tasks
Resources for Congregational SelfStudy and Planning
What Is the Interim Ministry Network?
Developing an Interim Ministry Covenant or Contract
Why Should the Interim Pastor Not Be a Candidate for the Permanent Call?
Litanies of Welcome and Farewell to the Interim Pastor
Leadership Changes during an Interim
Renewing Denominational Linkages
Commitment to New Directions in Ministry
Framing the Journey
The Biblical and Theological Basis for Interim Ministry
Ethical Dimensions of the Interim Time
Tools for the Journey
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