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Right Start 2021

Day 1Right Start  

Welcome, Mark Statler 

Leaving Well, Rev. Dr. Roger Ross (Outline, Slides, Books, Boundaries ExampleQuestions)

Greeting, Bishop Farr


The First 90 Days: New Beginnings, Rev. Dr. Candace Lewis (Slides, Handout)

Emotional Health in Transition, Amy Thompson (Covenant Handout, Dimensions of Transitions Handout)


Day 2Right Start  

Introduction to Group Coaching, Rev. Mark Statler (Slides)

Group Coaching   

Day 3Right Start  

Group Coaching   


Required Resources

Gaining Momentum Through the Changeover Zone PPRC Follow-up process

3. Healthy Communication Boundaries during Transitions (45 min) by Kim Jenne


Optional Resources

Boundaries by Kim Jenne

1. Healthy Boundaries Introduction (30 min) 

2. Misconduct and Harassment (35 min)

4. Communication Boundaries Extras: Social Media and Safe Sanctuaries Best Practices (23 min) 

Congregational Excellence 

Using MissionInsite Demographics by Tammy Calcote

Vision and Execution in a New Setting by Roger Ross

Finance and Administration 


HealthFlex (Full-time clergy only)

Pension and Retirement (Full-time and Part-time clergy)

Care in Transition 


Other Resources

"The Right Start: Beginning Ministry in a New Setting - COVID-19 Supplement" Now Available

A free guide for pastors ending ministry in one congregation and beginning ministry in another congregation during COVID-19.

“Called” – Leadership Development by Ken Nash

 Missional Leader Resources

 New Places for New People Resources

Pathway out of Poverty Resources

Covid-19 Resources

Missouri Conference Resource Library

Leaving Well Webinar Series

This four-part webinar series features discussions on all aspects of pastoral transitions as we consider what it looks like to leave a current ministry setting. Webinar topics and guests include:

Family Transition Videos

See the stories of real Missouri Methodist families making pastoral transitions with children of all ages. Share these videos with your family. The videos are available for streaming or download on our Vimeo channel.