A Change Is Here
How Do You Ease Anxiety While Increasing Hope
We are here to help you through your role in a pastoral transition’s initial, critical moments. Our tools and processes can help ease congregational anxieties and increase hope about what God can do next in the life of your congregation.
We work with you to design a path forward, leveraging wisdom and expertise guided by the leadership of God’s Spirit.
One of the most significant opportunities for enhancing the health of a church comes during a time of leadership transition. Some leadership transitions in churches are planned, while others are unexpected. How your congregation travels into, through, and out of a transition is often a key predictor of future health.
Whether for better or worse, a change in leadership is challenging for everyone in the church, from congregation and staff to clergy members. The Center for Healthy Churches-PneuMatrix can help you successfully transition through any period of leadership change or trauma.
A sample of the types of leadership transitions we have helped congregations and ministers manage include:
If your church is going through a transition or planning to go through a transition in the near future, contact The Center for Healthy Churches-PneuMatrix for more information on how we can help.
What Others Are Saying
Using the Center for Healthy Churches to help our search team identify a new senior pastor gave us access to a professional consultant who led our congregation in three listening sessions, guided our team in creating a Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor Profile, and showed us the how-tos on corresponding with and interviewing potential candidates. This assistance with the mechanics of the process freed up our search team to spend more time in prayer, seeking God's will for our church.
CHC became partners and then quickly friends. Dr. Matt Cook not only served as our interim pastor but also fulfilled the role of consultant and held our hands from start to finish. Always available and easy to work with, Dr. Cook was a wealth of information for a job that was unfamiliar to our search team. Their vast network and the time they invested in vetting candidates made our job manageable and we could not be more grateful for their work! We trusted the Lord with an unwavering commitment to prayer and felt the love and support from CHC during the entire process. “Not to us Lord, but to Your name be the glory”- Psalm 115:1
As our pastor search committee began the task of finding a new leader after the long and very successful tenure of our previous pastor, we began with a sense of excitement about the future but also anxiety about how to engage in the challenging work ahead. We are very glad that CHC was recommended to us. From our first investigative meeting through every step of the process with vision, realism, hope, and wise counsel guiding us to have a healthy balance of trust in God’s guidance, insight into best practices, wisdom about how churches work, and insistence that we take steps that we think are best for our church.
Healthy Transitions Recent Interview
BNG Executive Director Mark Wingfield is joined by Bill Wilson, Founder of the Center for Healthy Churches (CHC), and Matt Cook, Executive Director of CHC, for a conversation about how they and their team of consultants frequently work with churches in leadership transitions, and how they’ve been through one themselves.