“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
The mission of the Intentional Interim Pastor is to promote congregational health by offering a safe bridge between challenging times and the selection of the next permanent pastor.
Types of Intentional Interim Ministries
- The transitioning church—a congregation that has experienced a long-term pastorate and needs to create space between the old and new.
- The troubled church—a congregation that has experienced a split, a controversial resignation of the pastor, or some other stressor.
- The tranquil church—a congregation that is plateaued or declining due to neglect with regard to their mission, vision, and values.
- Note—Some churches represent a combination of these needs.
- To preach the Word in fulfillment of the mission statement above.
- Provide leadership, support, and mentoring to the leadership team.
- To lead the regular meetings of the church and church leadership team.
- To act as a liaison with the governing authorities (local/district/national).
- To perform general pastoral duties as requested.
- To act as a consultant to the Pastoral Search Team in calling a pastor.