“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

Mission Statement

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.

General Responsibilities

  • 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.