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Passing the Baton Move Pack

Last updated March 10, 2022

Passing the Baton Move Pack

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Introduction - Download PDF

 

Letter from Clergy Support Team

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Passing the Baton to Your Pastoral Successor

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How Incoming Pastors Can Navigate the Changeover Zone

08

 

 

“All Things New” by Sally Dyck

10

 

 

Prayer and Scripture Resources

11

 

 

Initial Contact with New Church

14

 

 

Moving Days 2022

14

 

 

Common Moving Courtesies

15

 

 

It's a Matter of Ethics

16
 

 

Good Ideas for the Move - Download PDF

 

Before the Move Checklists

18

 

 

After the Move Checklists

20
 

 

Making the Change - Download PDF

 

Coping Strategies: Grief and Loss

22

 

 

Transition Strategies

23

 

 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) from United 

25

 

 

50 Ways to Improve Pastoral Transitions

26

 

 

Single Pastor on the Move

28

 

 

Family on the Move

29

 

 

Healthy Ways to Care for Self

31

 

 

Self-Care Considerations: My Covenant for Self-Care

32

 

 

The Church’s Responsibility for Pastoral Care

33

 

 

Suggestions for the First Week

34

 

 

The First 100 Days

35

 

 

First Year Priorities

37
 

 

Communication - Download PDF

 

Leaving Well

40

 

 

The Metaphor: Passing the Baton

42

 

 

Sermon Ideas for the Change-Over Zone

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Sermon Ideas for the First 100 Days

47

 

 

Clergy and Social Media Ethics

48

 

 

Social Media Guidelines

49

 

 

Sample Communication

  • 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

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Appropriate Transparency and Oversharing

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Reference Guide (and Where to Find it) - Download PDF

 

Policy on Parsonage & Cash Housing Allowances

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Guidelines and Recommendations for Church-Provided Residences

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2021 Moving Policy

69

 

 

Clergy Compensation (Minimum Salary and Salary Supplement)

70

 

 

Tax Law Changes and Moving Reimbursements

71

 

 

Clergy Continuing Education & Clergy Vacation

72
 

 

Pastor Parish Relations Guide - Download PDF

 

Transition Strategies for Lay Leadership

74

 

 

New Appointment Administrative Checklist (for the Church staff or Treasurer)

75

 

50 Ways to Welcome a New Pastor

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Suggestions for Churches with a Pastor with a Family

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Suggestions for Churches with a Single Pastor

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Suggestions for Churches with a Young Pastor

83

 

 

What You Can Expect in the First 100 Days

84
 

 

Resources - Download PDF

 

Book and Online Resources List

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