Being the church often means administrating church work, enabling Associations and Committees on Ministry to effectively support clergy, and providing learning, training, and other resource for church life.

One of the most important tasks any congregation will take up is the search for a new pastor. We call this process Search and Call. Search is the process of creating a church profile and vetting potential ministers who are interested in your congregation. Call is the theological term for inviting a minister to be a church’s pastor, and their discernment that they are being called to that work with your congregation. We call the pastor’s contract a “call agreement.” In addition to using the documents included below to help you with Search and Call, our Associate Minister for Search, Call and Congregational Transitions, Rev. Dr. Monica Ouellette, can help you with your questions. Click here to email Rev. Ouellette.

Not only during the call process, but throughout a clergy call, a congregation will need to update and administer compensation. This may include insurance, mileage reimbursement, and more. Here are some helpful resources.

Congregational transitions include many different times in the life a congregation. These could include calling an interim pastor, discerning about closing a church, considering combining congregations, and more. Whatever the transition, we are prepared to resource and walk with each congregation as it makes changes.

Email Rev. Ouellette about congregational transitions
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