As a parish staff member, you have a unique leadership role when there is a change in pastors. In that transitional time when the current pastor hasn't quite left and the new pastor hasn't quite arrived, you are an anchor that the rest of the parish turns to for guidance.
Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Staff Guide shows you, step-by-step, how to navigate this stressful moment in parish life. A detailed Pastor Transition Timeline, as well as solid, field-tested advice, gives you the tools you need for a smooth transition process. Discover how to use this time of transition to lead the parish to deeper faith and spiritual growth. Help the parishioners and the pastor move together into this new stage of parish life.
This book is designed to be used with Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Parish Leader's Guide and Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Priest's Guide.
Barbara Kerkhoff is the orchestrator for Indiana Voices of Women, a nonprofit organization which offers educational resources and experiences that support and empower women to integrate their feminism and spirituality with leadership that transforms our communities. Other publications include By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them: K-12 Religious Education Outcomes for Catholic Schools (National Catholic Education Association, Washington DC) and Evening Prayer for Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse (Modern Liturgy, Vol. 22, No. 3, April 1995).