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This month’s picture -- a mission trip to Honduras: never pass up an opportunity to share the Good News with those who will listen! [Click picture to enlarge.]

Honduras Bible study

Effective ministry and mission work is a team effort. Jan and I have shared ministry and mission work for 55 years! Countless people have encouraged us, supported us, loved us, and prayed for us. In addition to the customary "Brother Bob" or "Hermano Bob," I am also known as dad and papa (pa-paw). One of my favorite breakfasts is huevos fritos, frijoles, and tortillas, with hot sauce and a cup of rich coffee! The greatest joy of my life is being part of the kingdom of Jesus my King. My #1 priority is to advance "kingdom things" and to help develop authentic "kingdom people." I seek to share the Good News about Jesus everywhere I go, helping people find Jesus and helping people mature as disciples of Jesus. One of the greatest blessings of my life is to be loved by many people around the world!


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What Is Transitional Ministry?

Thirty years ago in the early stages of the development of this website, the phrase "interim ministry" was the most common description of intentional ministry that sought to make effective use of the interim period between pulpit ministers or preachers in a local congregation.
When the phrase, "interim ministry," began to be used more generally to describe the "fill-in" preaching task while the local church was seeking a new preacher, the phrase "intentional interim ministry" was often used to make clear that there are two very different processes and approaches that can be used in hiring a new preacher.
Today, "transitional ministry" is the most accurate description of the intentional interim ministry task. The phrase "transitional ministry" avoids confusion and overlap with the "interim" process used in many (perhaps most) congregations.

Today, many churches continue to simply fill the pulpit while they wait for the next pulpit minister to surface. Hopefully, the resources linked below will help make clear that the time between preachers presents unique opportunities to the local church. When such opportunities are recognized and used, the health and ministry of the church can be refreshed and renewed, leading to more effective ministry in the future.

Disclaimer: Many of the resources which are linked below were last edited several years ago and have not been updated to reflect the more current description of effective interim ministry. As resources are consulted, please be aware that the phrase "interim ministry" is used to refer to the intentional, managed, directional "transitional ministry" task.

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