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In the Interim - Strategies for Interim Ministers and Congregations

In the Interim: Strategies for Interim Ministers and Congregations

Product Attributes:

Product Code: 7009
ISBN: 9781558967021
Publisher: Skinner House Books
Publication Date: 
Pages: 280
Size: 5.5 X 8.5 Inches (US)
Binding Information: Paperback 


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A period of interim ministry poses unique challenges and opportunities for both congregations and ministers. Much more than a "caretaker" ministry, an interim ministry can help a congregation navigate and get the most out of a time of transition. In this practical and insightful volume, interim ministers and other congregational leaders provide a road map for a transformative and fulfilling interim period.

Keith Kron shares some thoughts about In the Interim

Table Of Contents:

Contents Introduction Keith Kron

Part I - The Idea

Chapter 1 The History, Philosophy, and Impact of Interim Ministry, Margaret Keip
Chapter 2 A Different Country, Judith Walker-Riggs
Chapter 3 Why Have an Interim Minister?
Following the Interim, Nathan Detering
Two Years with Two Different Interim Ministers, Alison Miller
Serving as a Lay Leader During Interim Ministry, Ed Rockman
Mining, Minding, and Making Stories, by Pam Blevins Hinkle

Part II - The Work

Chapter 4 Coming to Terms with History, David Keyes
Chapter 5 The Interim Minister as Systems Analyst, by Richard Nugent
Chapter 6 Working with Staff, Heather Lynn Hanson
Chapter 7 Changes in Leadership, Andrea La Sonde Anastos
Chapter 8 Strengthening Connections Beyond the Congregation, Roberta Finkelstein
Chapter 9 The Interim Minister's Role in Ministerial Search, Evan Keely and Lisa Presley
Chapter 10 Bringing an Interim Ministry to a Successful Conclusion, Fran Dew and Martha L. Munson

Part III - Challenges and Special Cases

Chapter 11 Predictable Roadblocks, John Nichols
Chapter 12 The Temptation to Rush the Search, Robert Latham
Chapter 13 Large Congregations, Maureen Killoran
Chapter 14 Small Congregations, Karen Brammer
Chapter 15 Size Transition, Suzanne Redfern-Campbell
Chapter 16 Congregations with a History of Misconduct, Deborah J. Pope-Lance
Chapter 17 The Interim Assistant Minister, Carlton Elliott Smith
Afterword Making Space for Something New, Barbara Child

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