Decision, Celebration, Installation

April 14, 2021 • Perry Fruhling

The closing segment includes information regarding the congregational call meeting, some ideas for celebrating the arrival of the new pastor, what to know about installation, and final parting thoughts and blessings. (11 minutes)

After viewing the video series, all congregations are encouraged to schedule a follow-up session with the Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry or a call committee coach. This follow-up session will provide your call committee an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, and it will enable our team to offer any assistance that may be needed based on where your congregation is in the call process.


April 14, 2021 • Perry Fruhling

The Call Committee Workshop is designed to help LCMC congregations who are in a transition between pastors. Each segment is designed specifically for portions of the call process which assist call teams in reflecting on steps to take as they journey together. It’s good to stop after each segment and evaluate your team’s progress. Determine your priorities in each area and what action items are needed to solidify your call process. This introductory video gives an overview of the agenda, rationale for a call committee workshop, and the call process for congregations in LCMC. (10 minutes)

Transitions in Your Church

April 14, 2021 • Perry Fruhling

A major issue in congregations is the emotional, psychological, relational, and missional issues related to change in the congregation. This video serves as an introduction to three phases of transition and things leaders can do to help the congregation navigate transition. (24 minutes)

Definitions in the Call Process

April 14, 2021 • Perry Fruhling

What is a contract call pastor in LCMC? What is a certified pastor in LCMC? This video explores definitions in the call process for LCMC congregations. (11 minutes)