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1 Healthy Pastors, Healthy Churches © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

2 Our Mission Our mission is to insure that churches in transition are led by skilled interim pastors who prepare each church to achieve its full potential when its next pastor arrives. © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

3 The Church Life Cycle © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

4 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Vision People are drawn © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

5 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Values Unity Tolerance © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

6 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Goals Growth oriented Solution focused Creative planning High morale Team thinking Bias toward faith © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

7 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Goals Forms Form serves function Simplicity Flexibility © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

8 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Goals Forms Success Cooperation Achievement Outward focus Evident growth © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

9 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Goals Forms SuccessPlateau Duty over vision Policy over vision Safety over risk Inward focus © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

10 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Goals Forms SuccessPlateau Apathy Rigid vs. flexible Bureaucracy vs. teamwork Complex vs. simple Focus backward vs. outward © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

11 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Goals Forms SuccessPlateau Apathy Doubt Focus on problems Focus on survival Paralysis vs. initiative Low morale Allocation planning © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

12 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Goals Forms SuccessPlateau Apathy Doubt Factions Focus on differences Low tolerance Intense conflict © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

13 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Goals Forms SuccessPlateau Apathy Doubt Factions Implode Mass exodus Mounting debt Passive remnant © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

14 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Goals Forms SuccessPlateau Apathy Doubt Factions Implode © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

15 The Church Life Cycle Birth - 1 Forma- tion - 3 Success - 5 Plateau - 6 Decline - 8 Death - 10 © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

16 The Church Life Cycle Dreams Beliefs Goals Forms Success Dreams Beliefs Continually dream new dreams! © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

17 Additional Resources  George Bullard, Pursuing the Full Kingdom Potential of Your Church  Martin F. Saarinen, The Life Cycle of a Congregation  Win Arn, Five Stages in the Life-Cycle of Churches  Gary McIntosh, Taking Your Church to the Next Level  Arlin Routhage, The Life Cycle in Congregations  Robert Dale, To Dream Again: How to Help Your Church Come Alive © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

18 License to use this presentation  You are free to use this presentation in your ministry.  We ask only two things of you:  Do not remove the copyright notice  Do not distribute the presentation. If someone wants a copy please direct them to our website © 2009 Transition Ministries Group

19 To learn more about leading churches in transition contact Transition Ministries Group 5425 E. Broadway Blvd., #301 Tucson, Arizona © 2009 Transition Ministries Group


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