Season Of Transition
The time between the departure of a Lead Pastor and the arrival of a new Lead Pastor.
A deliberate process to identify strengths, address needs and move toward greater health prior to the search.
Some biblical case studies of leadership transitions:
Seasons of transition are windows of opportunity for churches to experience spiritual renewal, increased health, focused vision, and mission prior to engaging in the pastoral search.
A Vision for Churches in Transition
To welcome the new Lead Pastor
Keep In Mind
Biblical case studies reveal a thoughtful discerned process is preferable. We should avoid a "where is our leader?" rushed decision. This is a time for us to become more Christ-centered. In the process, we need to have sensitivity to the pace of acceptance of our entire community; the early, mid, and late adopters.
This is an opportunity for healing, closure, and renewal of vision, which can often take time.