I seem to find myself talking to church leaders from time to time about making ministry transitions. No, I’m not talking about leading a church through a change process and helping them transition to new more effective ways of doing things. I’m talking about ministers who sense a need to transition to a different place to serve in ministry.
Such conversations are always important because of the incredible opportunity and responsibility to talk and pray with a minister about relocating their family and beginning life and ministry in a brand new place. Personally, I understand this all too well and I’ve learned a lot both from my good and bad experiences. It causes me to believe the following articles offer valuable help to those considering or who are in the process of making a ministry transition.
How to Know When It's Time to Go
10 Factors to Consider Before Leaving Your Church
How to Leave Your Church With Grace
How to Leave a Successor File
10 Issues to Clarify When Dealing with a Search Committee
Help! My Pastor Search Committee Lied to Me
How to Begin Your Ministry with Integrity
Set Yourself Up for Success in Your New Church
How to Work with Major Influencers in Your Church
How to Develop Relationships in Your New Church
5 Principles for Good Relationships With Your Church Family
5 Land Mines Pastors Should Avoid
Overcoming Pitfalls of Leadership
Until next time…share the journey and enjoy the ride!