The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
I Timothy 5:17 NIV
There is nothing scarier than moving a family out of state or even across town. Kids need to find new friends and adjust to new schools. Checking out grocery stores and new dentists is time consuming and sometimes stressful. Pastors and their families experience the same upheaval and uncertainty as other families when Dad accepts a new job and they move to a new city.
The Vanderbloemen Search Group is a great resource for pastors and families. You might want to check out their most recent article that offers some great ideas on welcoming a new pastor.
Whether you are the new pastor in the midst of transition or an elder preparing your congregation for your new leader, there are tips here that you can us.
Here is a link to the Vanderbloemen Search Group.
This article on Pastoral Transitions is just one of the many great articles they have available for church leadership.