TIPS: Transitional Interim Pastor Services

In the life of every church, there are times when evaluation, healing, and renewal are essential to taking the significant step of searching for, and inviting, a new Pastor to join in the new ministry.

NCS has developed what we refer to as TIPS: Transitional Interim Pastor Services. The time during a pastoral transition, especially when a Pastor has had long tenure or when the church is in crisis, is critical to the church's long term health.
 
Our discovery is that churches in transition often could benefit from a short term Transitional Pastor whose focus is on preparing the church for the new Pastor and helping the church move from anxiety to anticipation.

Some of the results we've seen are amazing...

  • 96% average positive  congregational vote for the new Pastor upon completion
  • Church Health Survey scores increase by 14 points on average in all 8 characteristics
  • Most church grow in both giving and attendance during the TIP process, none have declined.

TIPS Process...

TIPS 2015 Update...

Benefits to the Judicatory Leader...

Benefits to the Incoming Pastor following TIPS...

Benefits to the local church  

Current TIPS Pastors

Find out more about becoming a TIPS Pastor...


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