July 1, 2019 signals the beginning of Desert Southwest Conference new appointment season. There are many churches in our district that are says a fond farewell to clergy who have served them. These same churches are also welcoming new pastors. Congregations can help a new pastor get off to a strong start with these 50 Ways to acclimate a new pastor and make that new pastor feel truly welcome. The article from ResourceUMC also offers ways to say goodbye to your current pastor in a healthy way.
Even if your church is not experiencing a transition in pastors, many of these ideas can help strength your church’s relationship with your current pastor(s).