Passing the Baton Pack
Passing the Baton Move Pack
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Introduction - Download PDF
Good Ideas for the Move - Download PDF
Making the Change - Download PDF
Communication - Download PDF
- Pastoral Change Announcement from PPRC
- Incoming Pastor Announcement from PPRC
- Last Email of Outgoing Pastor/how our relationship will change
- Change-Over Zone (Pastoral Transitions) FAQs
- First Email of Incoming Pastor
- Establishing Healthy Communication with the Pastor
Reference Guide (and Where to Find it) - Download PDF
Pastor Parish Relations Guide - Download PDF
Annual Conference is just around the corner and so is the season of pastoral transition. While there are resources available for pastors on the move, the Conference offers guidance for churches in transition, too. Use these resources in your local church to help leadership teams and parishioners adapt and change.
Saying No to Say Yes: Everyday Boundaries and Pastoral Excellence by David Olsen and Nancy G. Devor, it is great for use with lay leadership and paid and unpaid church staff.
A two-part session on Boundaries in Anxious Congregational Settings (scroll down page to Live from Eden Seminary Part 1 and Part 2) walks through questions like, “Is your congregation having trouble playing nice?” “Is there a tendency to scapegoat?” “Does triangulation or parking lot processing happen a lot in your church?” “How do we learn as clergy and lay leaders to recognize anxiety in our congregational systems and keep communication above ground?”
www.moumethodist.org/mentalhealth to view resources related to mental health, such as guidance for choosing a therapist, how to use your healthcare benefits and video stories from Missouri pastors who have sought counseling.