Downloads from the Center for Vitality


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Simplified Structure (Single Board Model) Resources

General Information

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Sample Agenda (annotated) for your Board (New & Updated! 11.16.17)

See our Simplified Structure Webpage for more resources and samples of congregational Guiding Principles



SPRC Leadership Resources:

SPRC Tool Kit WebPage (Center for Vitality LINK)

S/PPRC Annual Timeline  This timeline shares expectations for the appointment/assessment cycle and suggested topics of discussion for a full year of monthly S/PPRC meetings.

50 Ways to Welcome a New Pastor   The Lewis Center has provided a list of “50 Ways to Welcome your New Pastor” that offers suggestions like offering childcare during the move, cutting the grass, stocking the parsonage kitchen with staples, providing gift certificates to local business and restaurants, and handling all repairs before the moving van appears on the horizon.  This two-page list also offers several ways to help your new pastor get to know the congregation and the community.

Checklist for Pastors in Transition   The checklist should be included in the transition packet that the outgoing pastor gives to the incoming pastor. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but it will help the current pastor and the lay leadership begin to gather the basic information that will help the new pastor during the transition.






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