Five Developmental Tasks of the Congregation in Search of A New Pastor

1. Coming to Terms with History–It is important for congregations to know their history so that they can appreciate their heritage and at the same time be aware of the issues and concerns that need to be resolved in order to move freely into the future.

2. Discovering A New Identity–Identity is the task of understanding "who we are now in our present context and what it is we understand God is calling us to be." It...


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