50 Ways to Welcome Your New Pastor
Churches can always find new ways to help new pastors make a positive transition.
The Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary has posted a list of 50 ways to welcome a new pastor and includes ideas such as:
-Begin praying daily for the new pastor and family, even as you continue to pray for your departing pastor and family.
-Make sure the pastor’s spouse and children, if applicable, are invited to Sunday School and other appropriate small groups.
-Have a small group on hand to greet the new pastor and family when they arrive and to help as needed.
Related: We’re getting a new pastor! What can I do? (from UMC.org)