What do San Diego church leaders do when they find their church in state of transition or crisis? Maybe the church’s senior pastor left abruptly, or the church is reeling from a church split, or perhaps the church has been subject to years of gradual decline. It can be hard to know where to turn in the midst of a situation that feels hopeless, or in a crisis with no end in sight.
Some San Diego churches turn to outside consultants to help turn things around, but what if your church’s issues are even deeper than they appear?
A Complete, Proven Process of Church Revitalization for San Diego Churches
Often, the best thing for a church experiencing a season of transition or crisis isn’t the easiest option. True church revitalization comes through hard work, a willingness to change, and listening for and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
When you work with VitalChurch, we take your San Diego church through our proven three-phase process that starts with an in-depth church health assessment that we call our Diagnostic Analysis. This church assessment will give you an accurate picture of your church’s current reality—and the results may surprise you!
After our final church assessment report is delivered, you can decide to continue in the process by bringing in an interim pastor to your San Diego church. VitalChurch has an experienced team of interim pastors and we will carefully and prayerfully match one of our pastors with your particular church who will be the best fit and who can help you address your church’s issues.
An interim pastor will serve alongside your existing church leadership and provide consistent, biblically based teaching. We’ll also seek God along with your church to help you identify where it is He is leading.
At the end of the interim period, we will provide follow-up coaching with your church leaders to make sure the changes we helped to implement are still serving your church well. We can also help transition your church from the leadership of the interim pastor to your new permanent lead pastor.
Support for Denominations in San Diego
VitalChurch Ministry doesn’t just work with independent churches; we also offer services for denominations. We can conduct training seminars and one-on-one coaching for denominational interim pastors in San Diego, using training materials written by our team, who are among some of the leading authorities in interim pastor ministry. Our interim pastors also serve in denominational churches, providing teaching and leadership for San Diego churches without a lead pastor. We can also work to help your church identify your next lead pastor from candidates from within the denomination.
The VitalChurch diagnostic team can also assist denominations by providing church assessments for individual churches, a group of churches within the denomination, or for the denomination as a whole.
Pastors, With Pastors’ Hearts
The team at VitalChurch is so much more than just a group of church consultants. We are a team of experienced pastors, who have a heart for struggling churches. Each one of our interim pastors has felt called to this specific ministry and is passionate about seeing churches revitalized.
If your San Diego church is searching for an interim pastor who can help your church through its current struggles or transitional period, we’d love to talk with you. Contact us to learn more about what we do and how to get started.