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 There is little question that our churches are living in a landscape of ministry changes. When a congregation is also faced with the prospect of transitioning from one settled minister to another, the uncertainty about its future is heightened, and also enlivened, to "image" a yet to be realized future, in new and meaningful ways. 

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In a rather simple way, it's not too unlike setting two pins on a Google Map, and following the directions. The interim time is more therefore, than a pause between eras in a church's history. It holds the promise of setting a tone for a new partnership in ministry between pastor and people.

As a Intentional Interim Minister, called to enter into those unique congregational moments, I have had the privilege to be witness to why we describe God's grace as being "amazing."

This on-line introduction to my perspective on transitional ministry isn't a boilerplate, one size fits all overview, but I trust will serve as a window to understanding how I work in concert with a congregation. Preparing the way for a settled-ministerial "soft landing" into your church, while anticipating new and life giving expressions of ministry, are the shared goals for a successful interim period. 

Rev'd Dr. David Fountain
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                 REV'D DAVID FOUNTAIN

   CONNECTING THE PAST WITH FUTURE MINISTRY

                 SERMONS |  SERMON BLOGS | WORSHIP POSTCARDS  

                 TRANSITIONAL MINISTRY AND YOUR CHURCH

             DESIGNING A TRANSITION FOR YOUR CHURCH

             INTERIM STAGES | TIMELINES