The Interim Pastors Manual / Edition 2

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This revised edition of Alan Gripe's book on the responsibilities of interim pastors is a guide through the problems and possibilities of interim ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Full of biblical and theological insight as well as practical wisdom, this book is built on personal experience and grounded in the theology and polity of the Presbyterian Church.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664500023
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 8/13/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 0.39 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan G. Gripe is a minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and an specialist in interim ministry.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: There Is Joy
1 The Meaning of Interim: A Time and a Person 1
2 Understanding Interim Ministry 13
3 Qualifications, Preparation, and Placement 19
4 The Work of an Interim Pastor: An Overview 28
5 The Congregation's Five Developmental Tasks 38
6 The Interim Pastor's Five Process Tasks 51
7 Basic Strategies for Interim Ministry 61
8 The Interim Pastor in a Multiple Staff Church 73
9 Key Relationships for the Interim Pastor 84
10 The Interim Pastor's Spouse: Opportunity and Challenge 90
11 Special Lifestyles and Concerns 99
12 The Growing Edge of Interim Ministries 108
App. A The Interim Pastor Certification Process 112
App. B Securing an Interim Pastor 116
App. C A Suggested Interim Pastor Contract 118
App. D An Interim Pastor Covenanting Service 122
App. E The Process of Change 127
App. F Outline of the Conflict Intensity Chart 129
App. G Review and Evaluation Processes 131
App. H A Farewell to the Interim Pastor 139
Annotated Bibliography 143
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