PRESBYTERY LEADERSHIP
CONGREGATIONAL LIFE COMMISSION

CONGREGATIONS IN PASTORAL TRANSITION

 

The journey to finding new pastoral leadership can be exciting, tedious, joyful, spiritually fulfilling, frustrating, inspiring, lengthy, and purposeful. The process is one of discernment and will challenge the congregation to listen closely for the will of God for its mission and ministry in this new stage of the congregation’s life.

This is a new step of faith that will bring your congregation together around the common goal of identifying who God is calling to serve your congregation.

Following is a list of resources to assist congregations in pastoral transition:

  • On Calling a Pastor: A resource for pastor nominating committees and mid councils, prepared by Church Leadership Connection and the Office of the General Assembly: PC(USA) Media Uploads
  • A series of training videos is available at: OGA PC(USA) Mid-Council Ministries
  • The Church Leadership Connection (CLC) is the Internet-based matching and referral system of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). A system of login IDs and passwords helps guarantee security and confidentiality within CLC.

Date
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07/01/17
Negotiating a Pastoral Agreement

07/01/17
Pastoral Search Process Flowchart

07/01/17
Pastoral Transition Search Process

This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean,who carves a path through pounding waves. The God who summons horses and chariots and armies—they lie down and then can’t get up; they’re snuffed out like so many candles: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
Isaiah 43:16- 19 – The Message Bible