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TIPS FOR SURVIVING AFTER PASTOR MINISTRY
Supporting Interim and After pastors Helps Healing Process:
by Nancy Myer Hopkins
Tasks of Interim or After Pastor:
physically and emotionally healthy
complete account of what happened from church officials
the dynamics of traumatized congregations
a lot of the flack is "not about me" but also able to be
accountable and ask for useful feedback
supervision, extra support from the denomination.
In an after
pastor group if possible
unhealthy ways in which one tends to use to manage anxiety,
healthy ones in place.
interests and friends outside the church.
the function of anxiety in the system
respond rather than react
connected with everyone, but maintaining a separate self
connected with various factions, but not getting captured by them.
that victim/survivors are to remain welcome in the community,
and to be
trust by being trustworthy and dependable
laity to design healing strategies
ahead of the pack
large and small ways to:
grieve all of their losses
open up the system
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