Transition is a time of opportunity. This is particularly true in the life of a community when a key leader (who may be a minister) is leaving. The range of responses can be from uncertainty to celebration, ambivalence and excitement, grief to anticipation. It is a time when the church can reflect on its own identity, and so revise and refocus for the future. The reality of leadership transitions can give rise to these responses and everything in between.
It is during this transition time that the Ministry Placement Team (MPT) helps communities to embrace this season of discernment, and build a renewal and future oriented response. As a thumbnail sketch, MPT works as a part of the Communities Team to help you continue to cultivate a healthy church culture, to review and re-vision before recruiting a new leader, creating a representative Search Team, and ensuring effective appointment and employment processes.
Those looking for new places to minister can also apply for information and support from the Ministry Placement Team to help them identify and connect to communities with ministry opportunities.
Contact the Communities Team to start the conversation.