Stories - Navigating Your First Clergy Position

Reaching Out Toward the Future: What a Highly Effective Minister Looked For in His Next Church

The Rev. Tim Pearson was motivated to accept a call to All Saints by the congregation's realistic, creative approach to planning for the future and its confident, capable lay leaders.


Developing a Discerning Community: Steps Toward Collaborative Decision-Making

For many small churches, a significant membership increase would be a dream come true. The Rev. Crystal Hughes knew that for her new parish it would also mean navigating an emotional minefield.


“Priceless”: One Priest’s Account of How TiM Training Equipped Her for Her First Parish

The Rev. Monica Pereira received little support from her diocese when starting her first assignment, but lessons she learned from her Transition into Ministry program helped her find her way.