Transitional Pastor Resources
August 10-11, 2017
Transitional Pastor Training
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
5001 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64118
Leaders: Gary Mathes, Mark Arnold & Ken Mathes
Cost: $100 for all pastors not previously trained by Lifeway in Transitional Pastor Ministry. $50 for those previously Lifeway trained.
For further information, contact Gary Mathes at email@example.com or call 800-736-6227, ext. 338.
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What is a Transitional Pastor?
A transitional pastor serves a church during the time period that occurs between permanent pastors. This time of transition is often treated by many church members as a “hold things together, keep things going” period. For nominal church members it is likely a time to “wait and see” what new leadership (or lack of leadership) will bring. With effective transitional leadership, this time period between pastors can be very productive—a time of growth in personal and congregational awareness, a time of renewal, and celebration; and a time when people are sometimes attracted to the church by a resurgence in congregational involvement in worship, evangelism, fellowship, discipleship, as well as personal and family ministries of the church.
Churches transitioning from the leadership of one pastor to another may be well served by transitional pastors who help this time period be as positive and constructive as possible, by helping the church gain momentum and be productive during the process of change.