Church Pastoral and Staff Transitions
We provide customized training, coaching, and consulting to assist ministry leaders in fulfilling God’s unique calling for their church or mission. We use a facilitative, empowering, and relational approach as we help churches and leaders “develop what’s next” with strategic initiatives and action plans to accomplish their vision. Our distinctive approach builds a resourceful independence from us in the organizations we serve that equips them to succeed and keep on thriving in their ministry contexts for years to come.
A Most Challenging Time
We realize that the time between the departure of a pastor and the arrival of Pastor Next can present some of the greatest challenges to a church and its leadership. We consult, coach, and resource churches in the selection of a transitional pastor.
- What is our current level of health as a church as we enter this crucial time? Do we need a careful assessment of the state of our ministry?
- What process and specific steps would best ensure a successful pastoral transition?
- Should we seek help from an experienced consultant, or advisor, to walk with us through the process of preparing for pastor next, and specifically, to help us find Pastor Next?
- If the previous pastorate ended in difficult circumstances, decline, or conflict, how do we recover? How would a transitional senior pastor lead us through a process of change after difficult times like these?
Finding the Answers
Church Assistance Ministry helps churches answer these questions and take the next steps toward a new future. Many of our experienced consultants have served as transitional senior pastors and/or have guided churches through transitions in all kinds of situations.