A New Leaf
Many congregations are contemplating the need for a transition in their ministry. Sometimes congregations justify a transition for financial reasons, others seem to view it as having a way to increase the number of workers, and some will boldly state that a ministry transition can provide a greater thrust for evangelism or other ministry venues.
If your congregation is thinking about a significant ministry transition (move to a part-time pastor, full-time pastor, bi-vocational ministry, multiple point parish, merger, closing, or other significant ministry transition), a great deal of prayer and planning are needed before any decisions are made. Successful ministry transitions, give ample time to planning, praying, and preparing. God, the author and finisher of our faith, allows us to seek wisdom.
If you need advice or help with ministry transition issues, please feel free to contact:
Pastor Scott Schantzenbach,
Assistant to the Bishop