10 suggestions for welcoming a new pastor
It’s a good idea for all churches to have a plan in place for how to navigate the journey of welcoming a new pastor. But if this is the first time your church has encountered this situation, you may not know where to begin.
Changes in the spiritual leadership of a church can be an uneasy process. Saying goodbye to a beloved church leader can cause emotions to run high for the congregation and the church staff. And while hiring a new pastor can also be exciting, handling the transition the right way is very important to the future health of the church.
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The Center for Healthy Churches promotes healthy practices and relationships among clergy and congregations. CHC consultants are committed to the local church and we stand ready to assist you as you navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of your place of service. For more information about our services, please contact us..
First 100 Days Pastor Coaching
Here at the Center for Healthy Churches we have studied this topic extensively and want to share what we have learned with churches around the country. The more knowledge we have on how to handle changes in church leadership, the healthier our church families can all be.
For pastors who are entering a new place of service, CHC offers “First 100 Days” Coaching. This service includes preparation and counseling as well as individualized goal setting and performance reviews.
The structure we provide during your first 100 days with a new congregation is designed to help you create a positive first impression and start building strong connections within your new church. We’ll discuss and facilitate staff introductions and direction as well as congregational meetings and programs
We have put together an infographic with 10 Suggestions for Welcoming a New Pastor to share with you. These tips are meant to encourage your church’s faithfulness, challenge your presuppositions, and bring out God’s best in you. With prayer and practice, the relationship between your congregation and its new pastor will be vibrant, healthy, and loving.
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