Step Two

The Interim Pastor will lead a complete assessment of the congregation’s situation.

The assessment includes:


  • Financial situation
  • Building and property
  • Key leaders, teams, committees


  • Growth patterns
  • Congregational size and organizational style
  • Key moments of trauma or success in the past

Mission Field Analysis

  • Who lives in the congregation’s identified mission field
  • Relationship between congregation and the field
  • Target mission populations

Constructing a Vision

  • What will the future look like for this congregation?

Analysis of “system dynamics” of the congregation

  • How are power and influence managed here?
  • Are there subtle patterns of unhealthy or dysfunctional interaction?
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