Transitional Interim Pastor Services
NCS has developed a Transitional Interim Pastors Services Ministry. 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.
Our focus for this service has been two fold. First we have been recruiting strong leaders to serve as TIPs pastors. We have developed an assessment system to make sure our TIPs are of highest quality. To date we have invited about 1 out of every 10 to attend the TIPS training which is the final step in the approval process. As a result of this strong assessment system, we have put together an incredible team of pastors serving as a Transtional Interim Pastors.
If you are interested in becoming a TIPs Pastor, click here and fill out the form and you will be contacted.
The second part of our focus has been to communicate to districts/judicatories the availablility of high quality pastors to serve in interim situations. Each of the Districts/judicatories we have served all have raving reviews of the help the TIPs ministry provided to the church.
If you would like more information about TIPs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full overview of the TIPs process, click here.
See what leaders have to say about TIPs ...
"We were very happy with our TIPS experience. A new Senior Pastor was able to step into a healthy environment with awareness and unity." - Isaac Smith, Dakota Wesleyan
"I have used a NCS trained Interim Pastor three times over the past three years. Every experience has been highly successful in moving the churches involved from "anxiety to anticipation." This service has provided strategic interventions that have been critical in helping the churches involved be much better prepared for the permanent pastor. I highly recommend TIPs!" - Lee Woolery, Northwest Indiana Nazarene
"The work of TIPs has positively impacted seven of my churches as they journeyed through transition times. I've used these pastors in churches of different sizes and facing different circumstances. I've seen churches with long term pastors be helped by having some time and space to reflect and evaluate before calling their next pastor. I've witnessed some hurting congregations find this time to be healing as they were led by experienced pastors who were not afraid to confront the hard issues. I've watched some stagnant churches come alive as a leader came to help them take honest assessments and help them get unstuck. Again and again I've watched as the Spirit has used the skills, heart, and wisdom of gifted pastoral leaders guide a congregation from a resignation to the calling of a new pastor." - Randy Craker, Northwest Nazarene