There is power and strength in letting outside people and energy into our lives as leaders and into the gathered lives of congregations. I’ve witnessed this first hand over the past two years as today marks our 2 nd Year Crashiversary - the date we remember our motorcycle accident which happened on... Read More..
Last month I shared the first five of 10 spiritual building blocks on which transitional ministry is built. To review or read the first five download the pdf version here . We don't ever want to take for granted the foundation on which our ministry is built. Without it, we would be building our hou... Read More..
Transitional Ministry is not a man-made process or undertaking. It is a God-ordained and orchestrated process needing both competent leadership and spiritual power to be effective. When both elements are in play and people are cooperating with the Spirit, the congregation grows, adjusts and changes... Read More..
One of the first priorities as you begin a transitional ministry is to determine who from the congregation will serve alongside the transitional leader throughout the transition. Where to look for those people will vary depending on the congregation but what’s essential is to have a transition team... Read More..
Once a congregation enters into transition and finds a transitional leader(s) to guide them, the official transitional ministry begins. Informally, transition starts as soon as the previous senior pastor leaves, but formally and intentionally it begins once a leadership team is formed, a plan is de... Read More..
The work of transitional ministry requires a certain type of leader. Experience and background matters but it’s more than that. So whether you’re in the trenches doing this work or looking to find someone to help a congregation in transition, consider these 4 C’s as you look for leadership during t... Read More..
What are you trying to change? A tired vision? An outdated program? A broken team? An expired plan? An irrelevant idea? A lukewarm spirituality? It won’t be hard for you to come up with something in need of change. The question is how will you approach the change to avoid being shut down by resista... Read More..
Winston Churchill once said: When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. One of the internal enemies that can tear a congregation apart and wreck morale is the lack of unity. Paul knew it and exhorted the church in Ephesus to... make every effort to keep the unity of the Spi... Read More..