Transition Into Ministry-Congregation Application

Thanks for your interest in submitting an application for your church to be appointed a Transition into Ministry associate pastor. We anticipate that this application is completed by the Staff Parish Chair, or comparable lay leader, in conjunction with the Senior Pastor. If any questions arise in the submission of the application, feel free to contact Rev. Ashlee Alley Crawford,, or 785-414-4216. All applications are due by January 15, 2021.

Name of person submitting application
*First Name
*Last Name
*Church Name
*Church Address
*District Superintendent
*Describe how your congregation has prepared and developed young/new clergy for effective pastoral ministry in the past.
*What commitments and expectations would the congregation have of the TiM program?
*Describe the generational relationships among your congregation
*If you have multiple staff, how would you describe their working relationships/conflicts with one another and with the congregation?
*Describe the working relationship between your clergy (pastor) and lay leadership committees or teams.
*Why do you think your senior pastor should be considered for a TiM senior pastor role/roles?
*Would your Staff Pastor Parish support the extra time away from the local church for the senior pastor and TiM associate pastor to attend learning experiences and TiM gatherings?
*Percentage of church apportionments paid last year
*Percentage of church apportionments paid prior year
*Would your church budget support the salary package for a commissioned elder with the contribution of $3,000/month from the TiM Grant? (for a total contribution by the Conference of $36,000.)
*Would your District Superintendent be in favor of this partnership?
*Is there anything else you would like to add?
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