Pastoral Transition/Call Process Guide

date Posted: June 15, 2019

“Our pastor has resigned. What should we do first? What help can we expect? How can we grow through this change and look forward to an even brighter future with a new pastor?”

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod has established a process for helping congregations and pastoral leaders achieve healthy transitions. The process is designed to ensure healthy closure with an outgoing leader, assist the congregation in assessing its needs and beginning the developmental tasks of the interim period, move into interviewing candidates and calling a new pastor, and implementing with the next pastor the vision for ministry developed during the transition. Download using the “Download Now” button at right.

For more information about your congregation’s process, contact the dean of your conference.

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