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The title of this menu, Transition, can take two directions. Perhaps you need help as you transition out of a position and look for a new one. Or perhaps you want to grow in your development as a pastor when ministering to someone in transition. Either way, here are some articles to encourage and help you.

 

Executive Pastor – Columbia, Illinois

HOPE Christian Church, in Columbia, Illinois, is located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. We are seeking an experienced, executive level leader to fill the position of Executive Pastor at our community-involved church of 700+. [...]

Executive Pastor – Maple Grove, Minnesota

The Grove Church (formerly Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church) in Maple Grove, Minnesota, is seeking its next Executive Pastor. This is an opportunity to join a healthy staff team and congregation that is on the cusp of [...]

Lead Pastor – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Providence Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time Lead Pastor who is passionate and gifted to help provide vision, strategy, organization, and leadership for healthy and effective gospel ministry. The Lead Pastor is to [...]

Executive Director – Greer, South Carolina

The Executive Director of Covenant United Methodist Church in Greer, South Carolina, will serve in support of the Senior Pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) in the administration of the business functions of [...]

Executive Pastor of Ministries – Wayne, Pennsylvania

Church of the Saviour is a non-denominational Christ-centered church of approximately 1,500 people in the Philadelphia suburb of Wayne, Pennsylvania. The Executive Pastor of Ministries is responsible for ensuring the alignment to the discipleship process [...]

Community Advocate – Dallas, Texas

ACT (Advocates for Community Transformation) is a rapidly growing non-profit justice organization offering a new model of ministry that uses the legal system to empower inner-city residents to fight crime on their streets while sharing [...]

Executive Director—Frederick, Maryland

We are a 19-year-old non-denominational church. We built our first building four years ago, then grew from 800 to 1,200 in attendance; we are now considering expansion. Our Executive Director is retiring, causing us to [...]

Resume of Walter Guillaume

XPastor has some samples of great resumes—either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Executive Pastor – San Jose, California

The River Church Community, located in San Jose, California, is seeking an Executive Pastor who will oversee the ministry execution of our staff and lay leaders. In addition to this overall mandate, this role is [...]

Executive Pastor—Blue Springs, Missouri

Blue Springs Christian Church (BSCC) is a nondenominational, Bible-believing church located on the east side of Kansas City, Missouri. The church currently welcomes an average of 1,100 adults and children to its Sunday worship services. [...]

Senior Pastor—Fullerton, California

EvFree Fullerton is looking for a Senior Pastor, assisted in their search by the Dingman Company. “How can one best tell the story of God’s provision and grace to this local church family? On Sundays, the family gathers to [...]

Executive Pastor—Westminster, Colorado

The Executive Pastor position exists to manage and execute the vision of Victory Church as cast by the Senior Pastor and corroborated by the executive and leadership teams. They are charged with preserving and shaping [...]

Resume of Zack Thompson

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process. It's great to know what a great resume looks like. Below, David Fletcher offers [...]

Resume of Bob Ellis

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process. It's great to know what a great resume looks like. Below, David Fletcher offers [...]

Leaving a Ministry You Love

I recently took a new ministry position. As I made the decision to change ministries, I went back and forth since I would be leaving a place and people that I love! Note: If you [...]

Book Review: The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan

The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results, written by George Bradt, Jayme Check and Jorge Pedraza, is a book about helping executives succeed in transition. [...]

Living in the Hallway is a Nightmare!

Recently I came across an uncommon word in my reading that I had never seen or heard before---"liminal." After looking it up, I discovered it is a great definition of a common condition we all [...]

Resume Website of Kenny Smith

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process. It's great to know what a great resume looks like. Below, David Fletcher offers [...]

Resume of Stewart Hackman

Stewart Hackman Revised Resume Stewart Hackman Original Resume XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process. It's [...]

Eight Ways to Respond When Facing Rejection

You will learn more about a person’s character when they face rejection than when they face success. It’s easy to feel enthusiastic, fearless, and prideful when we feel successful. However, being rejected or feeling defeated [...]

Exited Pastors: The Ruined Landscape

I have lived through hurricanes. When I was much younger, growing up in Florida, there were several times when my family huddled together in our boarded-up home, lighting candles when the power went out and [...]

The Interview Process and Sample Questions

To get to the in-person stage of the interview process, the candidate has successfully gone through one or two phone interviews. Below are some ideas for how the in-person interviews should proceed. Included are some [...]

Interviewing the Church … While They Interview You

I have worked at two different churches full-time and have learned, through my experiences, how and what to look for in a church. I do not consider myself to be an expert but want to [...]

Good Fit or Poor Fit: How Can You Tell?

When Goldilocks visited the Three Bears’ house, she tried three different rocking chairs. Papa Bear’s was “too big,” she decided. Then Baby Bear’s broke into a dozen pieces under her weight. “Too small,” she declared [...]

Resume of Rick Parks

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Christy McFarland

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Cricket Keith

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of John Gibson

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Chris Vogelsang

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of JP Gradone

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Judd Dickey

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Buzz Matthews

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of John Allison

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Amanda Herron

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Rob Bollinger

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Walt Pitman

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Evan Miller

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Paul Hostetler

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Resume of Claudio Priolo

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

Searching for Treasure in the Wilderness

The prospective pastor was obviously a seasoned communicator, a veteran with over thirty years of experience in ministry. Leaders in the local church were impressed with his desire to facilitate healing and reconciliation between them [...]

Reseeding a Life, Maybe Even Your Own

In the first article in this series, we talked about ever-present threats to our personal development and ministry as Executive Pastors. We discovered that quite possibly the biggest hindrance to our success as XP’s, as [...]

Change is Inevitable: Who Likes It?

It is said that change is an inevitable part of life; it is inescapable. My experience can certainly attest to this old adage. As Gail Sheehy once said, “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. [...]

Making the Decision to Leave: Led, Lost or Loony?

Did you ever play Pickle as a kid? You know the game---the one where you run between two bases while the baseman tries to throw you out. There were always some kids that would never [...]

How to Bid a Healthy Farewell

Bob had all the marks of a hurting pastor. I sat across the coffee shop table and hurt with him. He had recently finished his first year in Judson Church and celebrated the congregation's fiftieth [...]

Leading Self Through Painful Transitions

For the past two months, I have been coaching several XPs who have been asked to resign their positions. Transition is never easy and usually makes the honor roll for experiencing pain and suffering in [...]

The Crash: A Journey to Accepting a New Staff Position

On a family trip out west, my family and I were traveling home for Christmas. After four hours of traveling, we heard a loud noise outside the car. We were traveling at seventy miles per [...]

Am I Meeting Expectations or Is It Time to Leave?

I had serviced my second congregation a long time, when I began asking myself, "How do I know when it's time to leave?" I had friends who were very good pastors, but they didn't know when [...]

A New Beginning: Suggestions for a New Pastor

Steve's phone call was filled with excitement. It was his first church. I had known him from his home church where he was a fine lay leader. Now he was on his own. He wanted [...]