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Transition & Call Process

The Transition Process Checklist is a discernment tool for helping the congregation to determine its readiness to begin the call process. It includes a form that needs to be completed and returned to both the dean and the assistant to the bishop assigned to the congregation. Locate your conference dean.

Additional Resources

Transitions/Call Process: Open Positions

“Thanksgiving At Conclusion Of Call” (this resource is found in section 1 of the Transition Manual)

Enrich & Transform:  Welcoming LGBTQ Candidates into the Call Process

Video – “Getting Ready”

Definitions & Guidelines for Discipline

Table of Contents for Generic Safety Template (list of helpful/important policies and safety documents)

Mission Insite Start-up Instructions    Core View     Community View    Fusion View

Administrative Handbook for Congregational Councils

Guidelines for Retired Ordained Ministers

The Ethics of Pastoral Transition

From the Transition Manual

(updated January 2022)

Sections 1-2: The Interim & Discernment Period

Sections 3-5: The Call Committee & Congregation Mission Profile

Sections 6-8: Interviewing & Calling a New Pastor

Sections 9-11: Welcoming the New Pastor & Early Ministry

View the entire Transition Manual