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Best practices

  • Conducting an exit interview with the departing minister
  • Covenanting with the departing minister around limits on contact with church members
  • Celebrating the departing minister
  • Working toward resolution of sticky situations
  • Researching congregational and judicatory/denominational protocols for search processes
  • Asking the judicatory for search resources and/or involvement as appropriate
  • Acknowledging the lay and staff leadership that is in place
  • Covenanting with a traditional or intentional interim minister