Changing Pastors: A Resource for Pastoral Transitions

Changing Pastors: A Resource for Pastoral Transitions


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The strongest parishes have pastors with a mission and goals that are supported and enhanced by their parishioners. A change in pastors threatens to upset a nicely balanced applecart. To make sure the essential mission of the parish keeps moving forward, outgoing and incoming pastors and parishioners need to manage the transition. This book offers a new method for transition that allows time for the parish and the outgoing pastor to grieve the loss, an interim period between pastors for the parishioners to reflect, and a time for the parishioners and the new pastor to discover what they can offer each other.

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ISBN-13: 9781556129612
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Thomas P. Sweetser, S.J., is a writer, popular conference presenter, and the founder and director of the Milwaukee-based Parish Evaluation Project. He holds a Ph.D. from Chicago Theological Seminary in a program of study combining sociology, theology, and group process.

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