Ministry Transitions

Services

 

Ministry Advisor to Pastors and Boards:

Conducting Congregational Assessments
Determining Ministry Options for the Future
Building Directional Consensus
Determining Strategic Initiatives
Implementing Change
Rebirthing ministry directions



Coach to Search Committees:

Establishing Search Timeline and Tasks
Developing Pastoral Profile and Ministry Description
Building Candidate Pool
Determining Selection Criteria
Guiding Interview Processes
Conducting Reference Checks and Assessments
Finalizing Call and Installation



Personnel Advisor:

Reviewing Staff Positions in Light of Church's Purpose and Values
Conducting Staff Interviews and Assessments to Determine Strengths
Recommending Possible Realignment of Responsibilities
Identifying Strategic Future Hires
Providing Compensation Analyses for Various Staff Positions



Transition Guide for Mergers and Dissolution

Organizations, like people, move through a predictable Life-Cycle. Congregations are not exempt from changes that maturity brings. Churches move from birth, infancy, childhood, adolescence, prime, maturity, retirement, death. Where a church is located on the life-cycle is identifiable.

Once a church moves into later maturity, and finds itself unable to effectively accomplish its mission, a congregation is faced the decision of what to do next.

For some churches a Merger is a good option. Partnering in ministry with a congregation who shares similar mission, beliefs and values can increase ministry possibilities. Ministry Transitions assists congregations with identifying potential ministry partners, facilitating discussions on structure, governance, staff, assets and new ministry direction, and arranging legal counsel for the new corporation.

Other congregations have found that entrusting their assets to an emerging, indigenousness congregation is a desired choice. A younger group of believers, who live in the immediate community, are better positioned to minister to their surrounding neighborhood. Ministry Transitions provides assistance in identifying potential ministry successors, and arranging legal counsel for the transfer of assets.

And some churches have discovered that converting their physical assets to maximize Kingdom impact assures solid ministry for decades to come. Some churches, for example, have sold their property and endowed scholarship funds for the training of clergy. Others have used their new wealth for church planting. Others have distributed their money to various mission organizations.

Ministry transitions can assist a congregation in identifying their stage in the organizational life cycle. It can help them prayerfully consider if rebirthing, merging or dissolution is the most God-honoring direction in their situation.

Through this final life-cycle, Ministry Transitions can assist a congregation in the celebration of their history and with their member care and assimilation to new places of worship. It can guide the congregation through the emotional, physical and legal requirements involved in the transference process.


Developer of Resources for Pastors and Congregations:

Conducting Research on Ministry Effectiveness
Creating Products for Church Health
Distributing Ministry Leadership Resources



 

 

 


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