Passing the Baton Move Pack

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Introduction - Download PDF

 
Letter from Clergy Support Team
05
 
 
Passing the Baton to Your Pastoral Successor
06
 
 
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 2018
14
 
 
Common Moving Courtesies
15

 

Good Ideas for the Move - Download PDF

 
Before the Move Checklists
17
 
 
After the Move Checklists
19
 
 

Making the Change - Download PDF

 
Coping Strategies: Grief and Loss
21
 
 
Transition Strategies
23
 
 
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) from United 
24
 
 
50 Ways to Improve Pastoral Transitions
25
 
 
Single Pastor on the Move
27
 
 
Family on the Move
28
 
 
Healthy Ways to Care for Self
30
 
 
Self-Care Considerations: My Covenant for Self-Care
31
 
 
The Church’s Responsibility for Pastoral Care
32
 
 
Suggestions for the First Week
33
 
 
The First 100 Days
34
 
 
First Year Priorities
36
 
 

Communication - Download PDF

 
Leaving Well
39
 
 
The Metaphor: Passing the Baton
41
 
 
It’s a Matter of Ethics
44
 
 
Sermon Ideas for the Change-Over Zone
45
 
 
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
  • Next Pastor Announcement from PPRC
  • Last email of outgoing pastor/how our relationship will change
  • Change-Over Zone (Pastoral Transitions) FAQs
50
 
 
Appropriate Transparency and Oversharing
59

 

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

 
Policy on Parsonage & Cash Housing Allowances
62
 
 
Guidelines and Recommendations for Church-Provided Residences
63
 
 
2017 Moving Policy
66
 
 
Clergy Compensation (Minimum Salary and Salary Supplement)
67
 
 
2018 Tax Law Changes and Moving Reimbursements
68
 
 
Clergy Continuing Education & Clergy Vacation
69
 
 

Pastor Parish Relations Guide - Download PDF

 
Transition Strategies for Lay Leadership
71
 
 
New Appointment Administrative Checklist (for the Church staff or Treasurer)
72
 
50 Ways to Welcome a New Pastor
73
 
 
Suggestions for Churches with a Pastor with a Family
76
 
 
Suggestions for Churches with a Single Pastor
77
 
 
Suggestions for Churches with a Young Pastor
79
 
 
What You Can Expect in the First 100 Days
80
 
 

Resources - Download PDF

 
Book and Online Resources List
82