When you prepare to transition in ministry, it can be intimidating and somewhat unnerving. Even when you feel as if God is calling you away from a place or out of a certain situation, it is not always because that situation was uncomfortable. In fact, sometimes God calls us out of the places in which we are the most comfortable at the time.
On the other hand, perhaps you are completely comfortable with leaving your current situation, but you do not know how to do so effectively. Regardless of which boat you find yourself in, preparing to leave is a transitional phase that can be rough. This is why it is imperative that you know how to prepare to transition in a way that allows you to enter into your next season well.
As you prepare to transition in ministry, there are some systematic strategies and approaches that will make it easier to enter into your next season. You may be concerned about how to adapt to an unknown culture, or perhaps you are worried about the different systems in place that you are unfamiliar with. Maybe you are in a situation in which you are simply struggling to acclimate to a new city or area. Whatever your situation may be, it is important to understand how to prepare to transition into unfamiliar situations in ministry. This will not only allow you to understand and adapt to the culture around you, but it will launch your leadership into new horizons.
As you seek to identify and embrace the new culture you are stepping into, it is comforting to know that there is a systematic approach that you can take to create a seamless transition. In this video, we will identify three common stresses in any transition, six steps of identifying cultural norms, and three questions to ask yourself as you make your transition. If you are intentional about how you prepare to transition in ministry, you will inevitably enter well.
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