IIM ONLINE LIBRARY

The contents on this page are used primarily as a "Road Map" during the Intentional Interim Ministry (IIM) process.  If you are visiting this page you may be considering IIM for your church, you may be in the middle of an IIM process, or you may be an IIM practitioner.  Whatever your reason hopeful you find what you are looking for.  This page provides a high level view of the IIM process I have developed over the years.  It is only a guide and not meant to be restrictive.  Every IIM pastor will develop their own IIM approach and adjust according to the needs of the ministry context.  Please consider this page as a simple resource center created out of love for this special area of ministry.  While the contents are intended to be a blessing in your ministry they are not endorsed or approved by anyone and should not be considered as divine advice or Martin's advice.


IIM JOINING PHASE I (Months 1 - 3)


 

TITLE & AUTHOR PARTICIPANTS

JOINING PHASE I - READING LIST

"A Change of Pastors" - Loren Mead

All Members

"How Your Church Family Works" - Rev. Dr. Peter Steinke

Leaders

JOINING PHASE I - VIDEOS

TRANSITIONAL MINISTRIES

 
 
 
 

JOINING PHASE I - RESOURCES

PRE-ENTRY CHECKLIST SAMPLE AGREEMENTS

PRE-ENTRY RESOURCES

One-on-One Schedule (Post in Narthex) Acsension, Pittsburgh, PA  (Family-sized and 3 days/wk)
Interview Questions (Handout) St. John's, St. John's MI (Pastor-sized and 4 days/wk)
Emotional Thermostat (Handout) St. Matthew, Westland, MI (Program-sized and 4 days/wk)
Congregational Size Categories (Handout) St Paul's, Glen Burnie, MD (Corporate-sized and 5 days/wk)
5 Stages of Loss and Grief and The Grief Wheel (Handouts) - empty -

PROCESS MAPS

Process Map (St. John's, St. Johns, MI, 2017-18)
Church Secretary Process Map, (St. John's, St. Johns, MI, 2017-18)
Visitation Process Map (St. John's, St. Johns, MI, 2017 - 18)
Process Map (St. Matthew, Westland, MI, 2016 - 17)

TRANSITION TIMES NEWSLETTERS - JOINING PHASE

The Joining Phase - Off to a Good Start, By Peter Alexander, Jan. 2018

IIM LEARNING PHASE II (Months 4 - 9)



TITLE AND AUTHOR PARTICIPANTS

LEARNING PHASE II - READING LIST

"Healthy Congregations" - Rev. Dr. Peter Steinke

All Members

"The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory" - Roberta M. Gilbert, M.D.

Leaders

"Temporary Shepherds, A Congregational Handbook for Interim Ministry" - Roger Nicholson

Transition Task Force (TTF)

LEARNING PHASE II - VIDEOS

 
 
 
 

SYSTEMS THINKING


REV. DR. PETER L. STEINKE - HEALTHY CONGREGATIONS
 
 
 
 

LEARNING PHASE II - RESOURCES

BEHAVIORAL COVENANTS

St. John's, St. Johns, MI 2018
St. Matthew, Westland, MI 2016
POLICY GOVERNANCE MODEL (Dr. John Carver)

ORGANIZATIONAL CHARTS

CHURCH COUNCIL MODEL (Rev. Don Abdon)
 

PASTOR MARTIN'S BOOK REVIEWS

Behavioral Covenants In Congregations, Gilbert R. Rendle
Temporary Shepards: A Congregational Handbook for Interim Ministry, Roger Nicholson
The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory, Roberta M. Gilbert, M.D.
Studying Congregations, Nancy T. Ammeraman
Understanding Your Congregational System, Parson and Leas
Creating a Healthier Church, Ronald W. Richardson
First Impressions, Demarias and White
Implications of Brain Research, Allan Nauss
Change By Design, Tim Brown
Polarization and the Healthier Congregation, Ronald W. Richardson
The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, Ronald Heifetz, PH.D.
Church Be Nimble, Marty Kuchma
Learning To See, Rother and Shook
Metrics Based Process-Mapping, Karen Marin
The Kaizen Event Planner, Karen Martin
Analysis For Improving Performance, Richard A. Swanson
Value Stream Mapping, Karen Martin
Root Cause Analysis-Symplified Tools and Techniques, Andersen and Fagerhaug
Pocket Guide to Root Cause Analysis, Andersen and Fagerhaug
RCA - The Core of Problem Solving and Corrective Action, Duke Okes
Church and School Ministry Improvement, Martin Lee
People Skills, Robert Bolton, PH.D.
Relationship Cure, John M. Gottmann, PH.D.

SYSTEMS THEORY AND THINKING

Technical Problems and Adaptive Challenges

Steinke's 20 Observations About Trouble Congregations
Cartoons Summary of Peter Senge

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING THEORY

   
   

STAFF LAY-LEADERS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: GOVERNANCE AND STAFFING

Technical Problems and Adaptive Challenges Agenda Cylcle
Mission and Vision Worksheets Agenda Inclusion Form
Vocational and Sectional Staff Models Agenda Consent 
Team Trust Survey Policy Review Calendar
Weekly Staff Meeting Agenda Policy Development
Job Description Template (Church Secretary) Monitoring Reports
Job Description Template (Church Administrator) Senior Pastor Evaluation
Job Descriptioni Template (Assistant Pastor) Board Self-Evaluation
Annual Performance Evaluation Process Board Member's Orientation and Training (Packet 1)
Process Mapping and Organizational Charts Board Member's Orientation and Training (Packet 2)
Code of Conduct Elder's Role & Responsibilities

STEWARDSHIP RESOURCES

3 Effective Budget Classification Financial Management Workbook
Passport to Retirement Preview Workbook Last Will and Testament: Christian Preamble
Student Teacher/Ratio, Classroom Capacity, and Breakeven Analysis Church-School Shared Budget Analysis
Sample Investment Policy Statement (IPS) Charitable Gift Annuities
Capital Fundraising Campaign Cost Benefit Analysis
Endowments Estate Panning
Stewardship Refinancing Church/School Mortgage Loan
4-Week Stewardship Preaching & Teaching Series Funeral Planning Workbook

TRANSITION TASK FORCE (TTF) TRAINING RESOURCES

Introduction to the Transition Task Force (TTF) TTF Training Packet
Congregational Life Cycle Theory Congregational Size Theory
New Directions Leadership: The Congregation's Immune System
Policy Governance: Dr. John Carver Ambassadors of Reconciliation: Policy-"Based" Governance
Guide to Hosting a TownHall Meeting Five Principals to Facilitate Change
Sample Cottage Meeting Agenda Sample Cottage Meeting Sign-up Sheet
Process Observer Evaluation Sheet Developing a Research Question

IIM ACTION PHASE III (Months 10-11)



TITLE AND AUTHOR PARTICIPANTS

ACTION PHASE III - READING LIST

"Understanding Your Congregational System" - Parson & Leas

Leaders

ACTION PHASE III - VIDEOS

 
 

LEARNING PASTORS AND THEIR GIFTS

 
 

ACTION PHASE III - RESOURCES

SAMPLE TRANSITION TASK FORCE (TTF) FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS

St. John's, St. Johns, MI (2017 - 18)
St. Matthew, Westland, MI (2016 - 17)
St. Paul's, Glen Burnie, MI (2015 - 16)
St. Mark, Kentwood, MI (2014 - 15)

IIM DEPARTURE PHASE IV (Months 12-15)



1ST QTR REPORT CALL READINESS REPORT
TITLE AND AUTHOR PARTICIPANTS

DEPARTURE PHASE IV - READING LIST

"Behavioral Covenants in Congregations" - Gilbert R. Rendle

All Members


DEPARTURE PHASE IV - VIDEOS

 
 

JUST FOR FUN!

 
 
 
 

DEPARTURE PHASE IV - RESOURCES

TRANSITIONAL REPORTS

  Chavin Schultz Inventory

PASTOR REPORTS

2018 Senior Pastor Annual Report - St. John's Lutheran, St. Johns, MI
2018 Q1 - St. John's Lutheran, St. Johns, MI
2018 Monitoring Report
2017 Senior Pastor Annual Report - St. John's Lutheran, St. Johns, MI

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