RISEM District Transition Workshop

March 07, 2017

Changing pastors is part of the connectional life of The United Methodist Church. The transition workshop is designed to support pastors and churches changing appointments this year by easing stress and setting the groundwork for an excellent transition.

The RISEM District Transition Workshop, two sessions are planned, will be led by District Superintendent Rev. Seok Hwan Hong.  

Pastors and transition teams from the churches undergoing changes in pastoral leadership this year are expected to attend a transition workshop. Attendance is required at only ONE workshop.

Both sessions are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click the links to get details and register. 

Topics to be covered:

  • Managing leave-taking with grace and gratitude
  • Beginning new pastoral relationships with hospitality and hope
  • Cross cultural realities in the appointment process
  • The importance of Leadership: Pastor, Laity, Transition Team 
  • Church History Night Feast 
  • Communicating with the DS, transition reports

Who should attend: Each church should send 4-8 transition team members including the current Pastor, Lay Leader, Staff Parish Relations Committee representatives, and others with skills for this work. Team members should be people who work well with others.

The work of the teams:

  • manage the time table of leaving and entering tasks
  • recruit members of congregation and assign responsibilities