Resources for Clergy Transitions
The materials available to download below cover the entire span of a congregation’s transition – from the announcement that the current clergyperson is leaving through the call of his/her replacement.
Originally designed by Fresh Start to be used by Diocesan Transition Ministers, search/transition consultants, and interims who work with congregational lay leaders, the following resources consists of three parts:
- An Overview – read this first as it provides an explanation for the design of the material, a bibliography, and a suggested timeline for bringing these resources into the congregation.
- PowerPoint Sessions – a series of short (15-30 minutes) sessions in PowerPoint format to introduce concepts to lay leaders.
- Supplemental material - handouts and other resources to use with the sessions or independently to support lay leaders during a transition.
A PDF copy of all the PowerPoint notes pages are available to download, which will enable to read the presentation without PowerPoint. If you do not have PowerPoint, you can download a free PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft’s website (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13) which will enable you to view, project the images, or print the presentation.