VitalChurch Ministry is an organization dedicated to helping churches throughout Los Angeles who find themselves in a period of transition or crisis. We provide interim pastors to Los Angeles churches when there is a vacancy in the senior pastor position, and help struggling churches navigate through difficult times.
Our three-phase approach provides churches with a mirror and a map. Our thorough church health assessment, which we call our diagnostic analysis, helps churches clearly see their underlying issues (the mirror), and our interim pastors help them move forward on a path toward revitalization and becoming the church God has called them to be (the map).
More than Church Consultants, Interim Pastors Who Help Bring About Change
The interim pastors at VitalChurch are so much more than just church consultants, though consulting is some of what we do in Los Angeles churches. We actually walk with your church through its entire season of transition. We mentor and guide existing church staff, help your elder board set up an effective system of governance, and work with your church to identify its God-given mission and purpose. If needed, we can also assist in the pastoral search process, as you seek to find the next individual who will lead your church as senior pastor, and we provide follow-up coaching once you have a permanent pastor in place.
Every church is unique and we always minister to a church’s specific needs, but every church we work with as interim pastors follows our proven three-phase process of church revitalization. We don’t come to your church to maintain the status quo as you search for your next senior pastor. We work with you to enact change, so your next pastor arrives at a church that is healthy and vibrant!
Church Health Assessments for Los Angeles Churches
Your church may not be in a season of transition or crisis, but it can still benefit from a church health assessment. The diagnostic experts at VitalChurch can conduct a general church assessment, or they can create a more in-depth analysis that can help you get answers to specific questions. Our in-depth assessments include face-to-face interviews with staff, leadership, and key members of your congregation. Learn more about our church health assessments here.
Services for Denominations or Denominational Churches in Los Angeles
Denominations and denominational churches in Los Angeles can also benefit from the services of VitalChurch Ministry. For denominations, we offer training for the denomination’s own team of interim pastors, using resources we’ve developed over our many years of interim pastor work. We can also work with denominations to develop special assessments for the churches within the denomination.
If your denomination doesn’t have its own team of interim pastors, an interim pastor from VitalChurch can serve as one in your denominational church. We will choose an interim pastor that will be the best fit for your church, and will maintain communication with denominational leadership during the interim period, if desired.
Los Angeles churches and denominations interested in finding out more about VitalChurch, and how we can help your church through a period of transition or crisis should contact us for more information. We would be happy to discuss our services in greater detail and answer any questions you may have.