Transitional/Intentional Interim Pastors are specialists. We seek to move the church into a state of health or build on the existing state of health so that rather than a time of stagnancy or even regression, the time between pastors is a productive preparation for the future.
Closure – address the past and learn from these experiences
Construct – spiritual growth, creating an environment that is totally reliant on God
Continue – what is learned + growth that has taken place = moving forward
It is important to remember that churches in transition because of the negative actions of the previous pastor or because God has called a great pastor to move on, both experience difficulties. The time in between pastors is a time of healing.