Having served as an interim pastor -- which turned into a transitional ministry -- anyway, I was interested in an article in today's LA Times about interim ministry.
Interim ministry has become an important part of a congregation's transition from one pastor to the next. In fact, as the article shows, it h as become a very specialized ministry. I didn't have the training, so I don't qualify as the specialist type, but many are and they provide an important benefit to the church, especially churches that have gone through times of trouble.
Good article in an unexpected place!