Anthony, Moving On-Moving Forward


Michael J. Anthony and Mick Boersma, Moving On-Moving Forward: A Guide for Pastors in Transition. Zondervan, 2007.

Referenced in: Ministry Transitions and Interim Ministry Summary

This is one of the most comprehensive resources on this subject, and unique in the attention it gives to the pre-hire period. It is especially helpful for those whose ministry is in congregational faith traditions who operate more from a network placement procedure (i.e. no judicatories). The authors discuss resume preparation, networking, negotiating compensation, interviewing and navigating search committees, letters of resignation, leaving gracefully, beginning productively, getting to know a new community, etc. A good supplement to other volumes on the subject, especially in covering the pre-hire period.

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From the Publisher

If you’re one of the thousands of pastors and church staff members changing ministry positions this year, here is sound advice, based on research and experience, for navigating the contemporary ministry employment maze. The book addresses all aspects of ministry transition: spiritual, emotional, familial, and especially the many practical considerations involved.

About the Author

Dr. Michael J. Anthony is professor of Christian education at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. Former president of the North American Professors of Christian Education, he has served on staff in various ministry leadership positions in five churches and currently serves as a consultant in leadership and administration to churches and many Christian nonprofit organizations. He is the author or editor of nine books, including The Effective Church Board, The Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education, and most recently, Management Essentials for Christian Ministries.

Dr. Mick Boersma is associate professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Talbot School of Theology. He serves as the director of field education for the MDiv degree, where his primary responsibility is preparing ministry leaders to enter pastoral ministry. He is also the director of Talbot’s Seque Program, which provides ministry resources to thousands of Talbot alumni currently in ministry settings. He is a consultant to pastors in transition and to church boards seeking candidates for pastoral leadership.

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