Right Start
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 to Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Missouri Annual Conference Office
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, MO 65202

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Jenny Gragg

Right Start seeks to:

  • Help pastors make a successful exchange of the baton in the “change-over zone.”
  • Ensure pastors receive information they need on practical matters including pension, health insurance and conference moving policy.
  • Convey the importance of clergy ethics in the transition process.
  • Prepare pastors to take the baton in a new appointment.

2023 DATES

April 25-26, 2023 - Right Start in Columbia
6-8 p.m. on May 15 - Why a New Pastor’s Arrival is an Opportunity for IMPACT with Rev. Kay Kotan
June 27 - Move Out Day
June 28 - Move In Day
July 2 - First Sunday in New Appointment

Register for Right Start

Laity of churches in transition, join us at 6-8 p.m. on May 15 for a webinar for lay leaders to help prepare your church to build momentum through the pastoral transition. Two to four lay leaders from each church in transition should attend. Participants will receive a Collaborative Preparation Guide to assist you in making the pastoral transition in your church. The webinar and guide will fulfill three primary purposes:

  • Establish a clear preliminary lay of the land prior to the new pastor’s arrival
  • Present clear next steps to prepare for and receive the in-coming pastor
  • Provide the opportunity for a fresh laity perspective on the future of the church towards God’s preferred future

Register for Lay Leaders Event