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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

“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