What is Pastoral Transition?
Pastoral Transition is an intentional process between the departure of a Senior Pastor and the arrival of a new one.
Studies confirm that pastoral transitions are a common experience (Smith, 2010). These transitions present an exciting and challenging time in the life of a church. One of the best ways for a church to have a successful pastoral transition is by hiring an Intentional Interim Pastor to lead the process.
Smith, Sheila Strobel, "Complexities of Pastoral Change and Transition in the Megachurches of the Baptist General Conference, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Presbyterian Church (USA)" (2010). Doctor of Philosophy Theses. 10.