For Church: When a Pastor Leaves
Church members have various reactions to the time between pastors. Some have great anxieties about the church and its future. Some have feelings of excitement and joy about the possibilities for the church. Some don’t know what has happened or what is happening.
The interim time doesn’t have to be a wilderness experience as the children of Israel experienced circling the Sinai for 40 years. Rather, the interim time can be a wilderness like Paul and Jesus had. It can be a time of prayer, learning and strengthening. The wilderness can be used by God to prepare an individual or a church for what He wants to do in their lives.
A skilled and capable interim pastor can lead a church through the Wilderness Experience of pastoral transition in such a way that the church is supported and strengthened. So, let us introduce you to a ministry that solely recruits, trains and recommends interim pastors.