Best Practices for Welcoming a Settled Pastor

  1. Be proactive to assist pastor with finding a home.
  2. Be sensitive and helpful around the possibility that the pastor’s spouse will need a job.
  3. Plan activities upon the Pastor’s arrival that are designed to assist the pastor and their family in getting settled and feeling comfortable.
  4. Plan a thorough process for passing along information to the new pastor.
  5. Plan a way to introduce the new pastor to the community and community leaders.
  6. Assist with and pay expenses for the pastor’s actual move.
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