- Helping congregation and staff know what to expect in the coming days, including timeline for the minister’s arrival and specifics of the minister’s position description. Information helps temper anxiety, and it keeps expectations properly placed.
- Gathering essential information about church and community to give to minister. The new minister can get off to a faster, more focused start if provided with details about traditions, influencers, church procedures, and community events and services.
- Planning for the initial welcome and for a later installation service. Solid, long-lasting relationships begin with warm welcomes.