May 18, 2016

Vital Practices Digest: 5 Clergy Transition Resources for May

In the May Vital Practices Digest, we offer 5 resources for clergy transition in congregations, with the 5th a resource to help in developing year-round stewardship in your congregation.

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1. Healthy Transitions Part 1

Healthy Transitions Part 1” shares the differences between change and transition and how vestries can play a critical role in making the clergy transition process a healthy one.

2. Vital Teams Interview Tool

The “Vital Teams Interview Tool” is designed to help congregations in a clergy search process identify individuals with strong team leadership skills.

3. Welcoming a New Rector

Some things to be done, and some to be left undone. “Welcoming a New Rector” shares a crowd-sourced list of tips from congregations who recently welcomed a new rector.

4. Resources for Clergy Transitions

Resources for Clergy Transitions” shares presentations, check lists, and worksheets from the announcement that the current clergyperson is leaving through the call of his/her replacement.


5. Faithful Transitions - Disponibilité

How are you a faithful steward of your personal resources? “Faithful Transitions - Disponibilité” challenges us to think of all the different kinds of resources we bring to a situation, encounter, or relationship, particularly during a time of transition.

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