Transitions and
Terms of Call

PC(USA) On Calling a Pastor

This link is to a PCUSA page where you can download a manual.  The purpose of the manual is to help participants in the pastoral call process understand their responsibilities and tasks from the time a pastor has announced his or her departure until a new pastor is called and installed. 

Pastoral Transition Checklist

This two-page document is intended to be a comprehensive check-list, for use by the church and by COM.

Pastoral Transition Process

This four-page document provides step-by-step procedures to ensure the integrity of the process, adherence to policy and rules, and protection of all involved.

Resources for Finding an Interim

This two-page document provides some information about interim ministry resources online, some of which provide lists of available interim pastors, and some of which let churches list job openings.

Approaches to Mission Study

A one-page document outlining two approaches to Mission Study.

Mission Study Example

This 22-page document is a comprehensive document providing requirements and guidelines of a Mission Study.

Leading Through Change

This is a 35-slide presentation designed for the leadership in your congregation.  It includes resource references, an overview of how Moses was a change leader, and questions intended to inspire discussion.

Sample Covenant Contract — Interim

This two-page document can be copied from our Google Drive for use by your congregation in contracting with an Interim pastor.

Sample Covenant Contract — Stated Supply

This two-page document can be copied from our Google Drive for use by your congregation in contracting with an Interim pastor.

Sample Covenant Contract — Installed

This two-page document can be copied from our Google Drive for use by your congregation in contracting with an Installed pastor.

Living by the Gospel

The Board of Pensions designed Living by the Gospel for Committees on Ministry, Committees on Preparation for Ministry, and Pastor Nominating Committees.  It is a reference and a guide to structuring ministers’ terms of call, with a particular emphasis on the importance of benefits.  The appendices include information on effective salary by job code, geography, congregation size, gender, and minister age.

2022 Minimum Compensation Policy

This two-page document has been approved by the PNNE meeting in Assembly and must be followed by all congregations.

Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT)

Click this link to be taken to the CAT page on HolyCowConsulting.com website.

MissionInsite

This link will take you to the login page for MissionInsite.  MissionInsite is a community analysis tool, to reveal demographic and financial insights about the community around you, so you can move from data to decisions.