Denominations utilize the services of VitalChurch when they recognize the need for an outside perspective, when they need the services of an intentional interim pastor for their denominational churches, or to train their own interim pastors.
VitalChurch can be brought in by your denomination for our expertise in church diagnostics. We work with denominations that are looking for a diagnostic analysis of all churches in a particular region, or for the denomination as a whole. We recently worked extensively with the Alliance Northwest District (ANW) of The Christian and Missionary Alliance to assess the entire district, which is made up of more than 100 churches in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
We have also helped denominations find answers to specific questions their leaders are asking, and have worked with denominational leaders to provide region-wide solutions to complex problems affecting their denominations.
Intentional Interim Pastors
VitalChurch provides intentional interim pastors for denominational churches throughout North America, and even into Europe, who find themselves without a senior pastor. We work with existing church leadership, as well as the denomination, as they seek a permanent senior pastor. We also aid churches during the transitional times, helping prepare them to be vital, vibrant places, ready for a new pastor.
Training for Denominational Interim Pastors
For denominations with their own team of intentional interim pastors, the VitalChurch team can be brought in for in-depth training. These training seminars equip pastors for effective intentional interim work through lectures, small group discussions, and individual reflection and practice using case studies. A typical VitalChurch training seminar is four days long, but it can be adapted to fit the specific needs of the denomination and its interim pastors.
Our training team for these seminars includes experts in intentional interim pastoring with more than 20 years of experience in the field. They have produced some of the leading resources used by intentional interim pastors, and have been featured speakers at a variety of these ministries’ training conferences.