A pastoral change has been announced! What happens next? Your Best Move: The Transition Package includes a combination of vital resources prepared by Dr. Bob Kaylor, Lead Pastor of Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church in Monument, Colorado, and author of Seedbed's Your Best Move: Effective Leadership Transition in the Local Church. Each product and presentation is based on extensive research, writing, and teaching on clergy transitions. Dr. Kaylor is a sought-after workshop leader on transitions and Seedbed is excited to bring this learning opportunity to the church.
5 softcover copies and 5 digital e-book copies of Your Best Move: Effective Leadership Transition in the Local Church by Robert Kaylor
The announcement has just been made: the pastor is moving! Whether you are the pastor making the move or part of a congregation receiving a new pastor, transition is a time full of both anticipation and anxiety. Your Best Move: Effective Leadership Transition for the Local Church is designed to help pastors and congregations develop an intentional transition plan for those first critical months of ministry together. The key transition tasks outlined in this book will help you create momentum and move the focus of pastor and parishioners toward a great future together for the work of God's Kingdom.
Digital copies will come formatted for both Kindle (.mobi) and other e-readers (.epub).
Webinar + Accompanying PDF Presentation
In April 2013, Seedbed hosted a web conference called “Your Next Move: Planning for Clergy Transitions.” The conference was recorded and is now available as an ongoing resource.
The web conference is designed for both pastors and lay leaders going through or anticipating a pastoral transition. Pastors moving to new congregations are especially encouraged to view the series along with members of their new church’s personnel committee or leadership team. The discussion offers you the chance to begin planning for those crucial first 90 days of a new pastorate in ways that will help the new pastor and congregation begin to learn about each other and start moving toward the future together.
50 Ways to Leave Your Leader
Losing a beloved pastor and embracing a new one can be difficult for a congregation. This 10 page pdf offers 50 tips to make pastoral transition much less stressful and much more joyful for the entire church community.
Pastoral Transition Timeline and Checklist
This timeline and checklist offers important milestones for the three months prior to and three months following a pastoral transition.
So You're Moving: Guidance for Pastors and Churches in Leadership Transition (Seedbed Short)
Here Dr. Kaylor offers a 10 step overview of the best practices of churches and pastors who do pastoral transition well. Based on extensive research and proven results, this Seedbed Short will offer helpful guidance to pastors and churches in transition.