Resources for Interim Ministry


Mead, Loren B. A Change of Pastors

Nicholson, Roger S. Temporary Shepherds

Rendle, Gil and Alice Mann. Holy Conversations: Strategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for Congregations

Oswald, Roy M., James M. Heath & Ann W. Heath Beginning Ministry Together: The Alban Handbook for Clergy Transitions


Interim Ministry Network,

Center for Congregational Health – Transitional Ministry,


Fundamentals of Transition Ministry , a 3-day introduction

Several other organizations (especially Center for Congregational Health) sponsor training


Dr. Mark Kelley,

Bible Stories

Joshua 1, after “Pastor” Moses leaves

2 Samuel 1-2 as “Pastor” David leaves

Many Bible stories portray responses to conflict


©Dr. Mark Kelley 2010

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