Pastoral Search and Transition Guide
ECO has created a extensive resource for churches in transition. This guide offers a path for churches, leading them from succession to the onboarding of their next pastor.
We have also created a glossary of all the resources and links that have been mentioned in the guide. We hope that this will provide you with quick and easy access to anything mentioned in this guide that you
might want more information about.
If you do not need to view all the pages in the guide, you can view certain pages my topic or step. See table of content below and click on the topic to view the associated pages.
VISUAL OVERVIEW OF PASTORAL SEARCH AND TRANSITION STEPS
STEP ONE: RECEIVE THE NEWS THAT THE PASTOR IS LEAVING
STEP TWO: SAY GOODBYE TO THE PASTOR
STEP THREE: ARRANGE FOR TEMPORARY SERVICE
STEP FOUR: PLAN FOR TRANSITIONAL LEADERSHIP
STEP FIVE: INSTALL TRANSITIONAL LEADERSHIP
STEP SIX: ASSESS THE CURRENT AND FUTURE MISSION OF THE CONGREGATION
STEP SEVEN: FORMATION THE PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE (PNC)
Pastor Nominating Committee
STEP ONE: FIRST MEETING OF THE PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE (PNC)
STEP TWO: PASTORAL SEARCH PROCESS
STEP THREE: PNC ASSESSES CANDIDATES
STEP FOUR: NARROWING DOWN THE OPTIONS
STEP SIX: IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS
STEP NINE: CONGREGATIONAL MEETING