Get Your Spirit in Shape: Changing Pastors? It’s Going to be Okay
In the months of June and July, many United Methodist congregations are in the midst of a pastoral change. It has been announced that the pastor we have known for years is being appointed to another congregation or retiring, and a new pastor is on the way.
I recently had the opportunity to talk with the Rev. Robert Kaylor, a United Methodist pastor who is an author and speaker about pastoral transitions. In our conversation, he shares ideas on how we might be receptive to new clergy leadership, and help our congregation move through this season of transition.
Mostly, though, he wants each of us going through a pastoral change to know that everything is going to be okay.
Get Your Spirit in Shape
Rev. Robert Kaylor
- BobKaylor.com — Kaylor's website and blog
- Your Best Move — Kaylor's book
- Your Best Move: The Transition Package — Includes copies of book and access to webinars led by Kaylor. Great for Pastor/Staff Parish Relations Committees.
- "We’re getting a new pastor! What can I do?" — A related story on UMC.org.
- "Our pastor is being moved to another church. How is this decision made?" — More on how United Methodist churches receive new pastors.
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