Just like the people in them, churches go through difficult times. For example, a lead pastor may suddenly leave, be let go, or pass away unexpectedly. Conflict may arise among church leaders or congregation members that can’t be easily resolved, or sometimes a church simply loses its way. In any of these situations, a church can benefit from an outside perspective, and that’s where the team at VitalChurch can step in and offer help.
Church Health Assessments, Interim Pastors Ministries, and Pastoral Search Assistance for Corona Churches
VitalChurch offers several different services for Corona churches experiencing a time of transition or crisis.
One thing that any church (even those not in a season of transition) can do is undergo a church health assessment. Our diagnostic team can travel to your Corona church and conduct a full assessment of your church’s leadership, ministries, and quality of fellowship. We can assess your congregation’s trust in leadership and basic doctrinal knowledge. If there are areas of conflict or concern, we can help your church get to the root of those issues and offer biblically based suggestions for moving forward.
If a church is without a senior pastor, VitalChurch is also able to provide an experienced interim pastor to guide the church through this transitional time. While he is there, the VitalChurch interim pastor will provide the church with biblically based teaching and will walk with the church as they address any issues that were uncovered in the church health assessment. If there is unresolved conflict, the interim pastor will help with biblical conflict resolution.
More practically speaking, a VitalChurch interim pastor can also work with the church on things like church governing structures and staffing issues, or help them set up programs that will improve assimilation and discipleship among church members. If the church needs help with the pastoral search process, the interim pastor can also help set up and guide a church’s pastoral search committee in identifying the person God has called to be the church’s next lead pastor.
Experienced Interim Pastors for Corona Churches
Not only are the VitalChurch pastors godly men with hearts for struggling churches—they are also very experienced interim pastors. Serving as an interim pastor is much different than being a lead pastor. Interim pastors often have to deal with the complicated and emotionally charged issues that led to the previous lead pastor’s departure. Members of the congregation may be experiencing hurt or confusion, and often, the remaining staff is uncertain of what their role is in the absence of a lead pastor’s guidance.
When an interim pastor from VitalChurch comes to a Corona church without a lead pastor, he provides much-needed leadership and guidance. He will help the church address its issues—getting to the heart of the matter and addressing the root causes. This sometimes makes our interim pastors unpopular with certain portions of the congregation or church leadership, but dealing with the real issues, even if it’s uncomfortable or hard, leads to a revitalized church that’s healthy and ready to call its next lead pastor.
Working with Denominational Churches in Corona
Our interim pastors not only work with independent churches in Corona, but they are also able to help in denominational churches. Not all denominations have their own interim pastors they can send to one of their churches when there is a need. In those cases, denominational churches can call on the interim pastors at VitalChurch to help a church in transition. When we work with denominational churches, our interim pastors stay in contact with denominational leadership and regularly update them on the church’s progress. They also make sure to work within any bounds set by the denomination and respect the established relationship between the church and denominational leadership.
Contact Us to Learn More about Interim Pastors for Corona Churches
You probably have questions. We’d be happy to answer them and help you determine if working with VitalChurch is the right thing for your Corona church. Contact us to learn more about our services or how to get started.