Graduate Resources

The Gospel Fellowship Association Interim Pastor Ministry is a program using pastors who are at the age where they are ready to step away from the burdens of the senior pastorate but still have a great deal of ministry left in them. This ministry is intended to provide a service to churches that are between pastors and would like experienced pastoral stability during the time they are seeking God’s permanent man. The interim pastor is more than simply a pulpit supply. He functions in a pastoral capacity but should not be considered as a pastoral candidate by the church.

Men and churches who are interested in this program may contact Dr. Privett, Director of Church Planting and Development, at (864) 609-5500 or

Printed Resources

Before You Move: A Guide to Making Transitions in the Ministry, John Cionca
Helpful in sorting through the relocation and candidating issues. Revised and expanded edition of the previously published title Red Light, Green Light: Discerning the Time for a Change in Ministry, 1994. Published by Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids , 2004.

In Search of God’s Man: A Help for Pulpit CommitteesDouglas E. Devore
142-page guide published in 2002 by Bob Jones University Press in Greenville , SC.

The Right Pastor: Seeking God’s Man for Your ChurchWesley E. Johnson
112-page workbook filled with helpful advice, charts, and sample forms. Published by Regular Baptist Press and designed for use by fundamental Baptist churches.

The Compensation Handbook for Church Staff
Produced annually by Christian Ministry Resources in Matthews, NC, this excellent resource provides results of extensive national surveys of ministry compensation in all church staff positions and explains compensation planning in depth.


Questions Can Help, by Ken Collier (a list of questions for prospective youth pastors to ask)