The following two posts are the outline and handout materials that go with the audio and PowerPoint presentation available at the Ministry Audio link to Developmental Tasks for a Congregation in Transition in the left margin.
Since I took the
training with the Interim Ministry Network the language for the Developmental
Tasks has been updated to Focus Points: Heritage, Mission, Leadership,
Connections and Future.
Currently Serving First Christian Church of Duncanville, Texas
I concluded my final interim pastorate with First Christian Church of Albany, Texas in March 2016. For now, I am leaving this page in my blog for any value it may be to others (congregations or pastors) engaged in interim ministry between pastors.
I have shifted my attention to addressing the needs of my wife and family as we move into a new phase of our life. I am able to do that while driving funeral cars on a day-to-day on-call basis and being available to conduct funerals for people who do not have a pastor. Information about my Funeral and Memorial Ministry can be found at that link in the Navigate box below.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my interim ministry and am satisfied that I have completed it while I am still able to do it, before anyone has to wonder why I keep trying when I can't do it any longer. I do not want to be like the aging athletes who try to prolong their careers only to stumble and bumble around on the playing field or court. I give thanks to God for the wonderful people who came into our lives through these five interim pastorates on top of my total of 40+ years of pastoral ministry.