Transitional Leadership Ministries

Created by itsa on 11/20/2013 7:11:50 PM
'Training Leaders to Manage Change'

Times of transition are windows of opportunity for churches to experience transformational turning points toward health and mission.

Welcoming a new Senior Pastor to a healthy, functional, spiritually renewed church community is a goal well worth achieving!

So how do you help and support local congregations manage their pastoral transitions carefully, prayerfully and intentionally so this goal can be achieved?

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TLM Articles

Transitional Leadership
How Coach-Like Are You? How Coach-Like Are You?
Published: Oct 06 2010

 

Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear ...
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The Land Between The Land Between
Published: Sep 08 2010

 

   “May God visit you with grace in your season of transition. I pray that the barren landscape of trial will become the fertile soil of new growth. May our g...
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Recommended Books Recommended Books
Published: Jul 08 2010

 

Here is a list of some recommended Books    for the interim or the potential transitional leader. 
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Transitional Leadership Ministries Transitional Leadership Ministries
Published: Jul 07 2010

 

'Training Leaders to Manage Change' Times of transition are windows of opportunity for churches to experience transformational turning points toward he...
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Resource Library Resource Library
Published: Jun 17 2010

 

A list of books that can be borrowed from Transitional Leadership Ministries.
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Questions and the Titanic Questions and the Titanic
Published: Aug 22 2013

 

What do questions and the Titanic have in common? Not enough apparently! Good question are powerful tools useful for leading people from darkness to light, fo...
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Congregational Culture Congregational Culture
Published: Jul 16 2013

 

T he word "culture" is showing up frequently these days. I'm not referring in this case to "culture" in the general sense (language, ethnicity, etc.) but in te...
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Nehemiah: Transitional and Transformational Nehemiah: Transitional and Transformational
Published: May 31 2013

 

Nehemiah was transitional and transformational as a leader. He was transitional because he led God’s people from brokenness and chaos to wholeness and order. H...
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Getting Better by Letting Outsiders In Getting Better by Letting Outsiders In
Published: Apr 23 2013

 

There is power and strength in letting outside people and energy into our lives as leaders and into the gathered lives of congregations. I’ve witnessed this...
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10 Spiritual Building Blocks for TLM - part 2 10 Spiritual Building Blocks for TLM - part 2
Published: Mar 13 2013

 

Last month I shared the first five of 10 spiritual building blocks on which transitional ministry is built. To review or read the first five download the pd...
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Archived Transitions Articles
The Homiletical School Bus The Homiletical School Bus
Published: Jul 01 2007

 

Occasionally my children watch a program on PBS called The Magic School Bus. The show features a group of school children that go on surprising educational adv...
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If Leonardo Could Preach: Integrating the Art and Science of Preaching
Published: Jul 01 2007

 

A few years ago I took my family to the museum to see a traveling exhibition of the work of Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibit featured careful reproductions of th...
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Meet a Transitional Leader
Published: Jul 01 2007

 

An interview with Dennis Camplin, a Free Methodist pastor who has been involved in various church leadership roles including intentional interim ministry. He c...
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Inside Church Fights
Published: Apr 01 2007

 

Speed Leas may be one of the world's foremost authorities on church conflict, but the first question people usually ask him is not, "What causes churches to fi...
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Meet a Transitional Leader
Published: Apr 01 2007

 

An interview with Phil Halvorson, a transitional leader who is currently serving at Highland Community Church (a Mennonite Brethren Church) in Abbotsford, B.C...
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Bringing Closure to the Past
Published: Jan 01 2007

 

John came to ValleyChurch with high expectations. He had moved his family half way across the country to one of the most beautiful western communities he had e...
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The History Wall
Published: Jan 01 2007

 

Pensive anticipation . . .   The group stood before the history wall with a pensive anticipation. They had just spent twenty minutes recalling and wr...
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Finding Your Legs Through a Transition
Published: Jan 01 2007

 

When astronauts spend long periods of time in space, the effects of living in weightlessness can take months of recovery. When church leaders spend long period...
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Transitional Pastor - New Role
Published: Jul 01 2006

 

Near the end of September 2005 I pushed the doorbell to the office entrance at a church I had never been to before.  In the brief moments as I waited, my mind ...
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Knowing the Proper Time to say "Goodbye"
Published: Jul 01 2006

 

Ecclesiastes 8:5 states:   “…the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.”       One of the most important steps in the transitional pastoral proc...
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Leadership Network
Personal Coaching Personal Coaching
Published: Aug 16 2010

 

We provide telephone coaching for pastors and leaders. For a free sample coaching session email us.
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Eight Transitional Goals
Published: Jul 22 2010

 

During the Transitional Process there are 8 goals that are recommended so that a congregation experiences the full benefit of a pastoral change and takes ad...
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Key Strategies
Published: Jul 22 2010

 

To provide support and connection for Transitional Leaders and Coaches who work with congregations going through a transition. To explore and dev...
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Vision and Values
Published: Jul 22 2010

 

To equip and support Transitional Leaders and Coaches who guide congregations through transition.
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The Transitional Leadership Network The Transitional Leadership Network
Published: Jul 22 2010

 

The Transitional Leadership Network is a network of church leaders specializing in Transitional Leadership and Coaching who guide congregations through tr...
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Congregational Culture Congregational Culture
Published: Jul 16 2013

 

T he word "culture" is showing up frequently these days. I'm not referring in this case to "culture" in the general sense (language, ethnicity, etc.) but in te...
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Getting Better by Letting Outsiders In Getting Better by Letting Outsiders In
Published: Apr 23 2013

 

There is power and strength in letting outside people and energy into our lives as leaders and into the gathered lives of congregations. I’ve witnessed this...
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The Power of Beginning Well The Power of Beginning Well
Published: Dec 18 2012

 

Once a congregation enters into transition and finds a transitional leader(s) to guide them, the official transitional ministry begins. Informally, transition...
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Creating Clarity Creating Clarity
Published: Aug 15 2012

 

Churches who grow healthier through transition depend on leaders who not only work well together but who are able to clarify both present reality and...
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Communication During a Transition Communication During a Transition
Published: Dec 08 2011

 

I was talking to two different couples I know who are attending a church currently in transition (one couple is retired while the other has two small childre...
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Transitions

Times of transition are windows of opportunity for churches to experience transformational turning points toward health and mission.

The goal of the Transitional Leadership Ministries is to train, resource and support those involved in this important area of Church health and help churches and denominations become better informed about this crucial time in a congregations life.

Personal Coaching Personal Coaching

Roster of Transitional Leaders (Interim Pastors) and Coaches Roster of Transitional Leaders (Interim Pastors) and Coaches