Transitions move us from one thing to the next:
Transitional Ministries of the Connecticut Conference provides resources, assistance, and accompaniment as churches go through Leadership Transitions or Church Life Cycle Transitions.
The national UCC resource A Pilgrimage Through Transitions and New Beginnings** supports a congregation from an ending to a beginning – from the time of saying "goodbye" to your current pastor, through the season of transition and interim leadership, and finally to the welcome and installation of your new pastoral leader.
The Authorized Minsters’ Compensation Guidelines Document is designed to guide churches as they develop and/or update the compensation package for their pastors.
Find out more on the Clergy Compensation Guidelines Page
The first stop is with the church's Regional Minister, who works with the support of the Associate Conference Minister for Transitions.
Transitions happen in every setting of life, including that of local churches. The Connecticut Conference has support systems, services, and people for congregations in the midst of leadership change, and this video serves as an introduction to those resources:
When churches need leadership during a transition time, they have options. This video surveys the strengths of two alternatives for transitional leadership: Interim Ministry or Designated Term Ministry: