Gripe, The Interim Pastor's Manual


Alan G. Gripe, The Interim Pastor’s Manual. Geneva Press, 1997.

Referenced in: Ministry Transitions and Interim Ministry Summary

This resource is addressed to the polity and procedures of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and based on the assumption that the interim minister and his family will be full-time on location in the interim ministry, but it still useful for those of different backgrounds and situations. It is written in the style of a “how-to” manual, showing how concepts such as the five developmental stages of interim ministry play out in actual settings for both congregations and ministers. 

From the Publisher

In the last ten years the number of ordained ministers becoming interim pastors has increased tenfold. In order to meet the needs of this growing group, Geneva Press is now offering an updated and revised edition of Alan Gripe’s groundbreaking book on the many responsibilities of interim pastors.

Comprehensive and up-to-date, The Interim Pastor’s Manual addresses the changes in the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) concerning the interim pastoral relationship. Congregations, sessions, ministers, and committee on ministry members will benefit from this enormously practical work.

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