Leadership Resource Packets

Ministry Transitions

(Candidate Version)

A guide for persons considering new positions for ministry

The Ministry Transitions packet also includes the following MCEC documents:

Ethics in Ministry (from Mennonite Polity)
Planning the Service of Installation
Qualifications for Ministry (from Mennonite Polity)


    Ministry Transitions

    (Congregational Version)

    A guide for search committees

    The Ministry Transitions packet also includes the following MCEC documents:

    Leadership Enrichment Fund Policy
    Covenant Regarding Ethics in Ministry
    Planning the Service of Installation
    Ethics in Ministry (from Mennonite Polity)
    Reporting Progress to the Congregation *Be sure to print this last document on 11x17 paper.

    An updated Congregational Information Form and a fillable Twenty Pastoral Tasks form can be found here:

    Congregational Information Form
    Twenty Pastoral Tasks

    For sample job descriptions contact the Leadership Desk.


    Ministerial Credentialing

    Instruction on the process of credentialing persons for ministerial leadership in the church.

    Additional Document: 

    Statement Regarding MCEC Credentialing and Persons Who Identify as LGBTQ     


    Pastor and Congregation Evaluation Packet

    An orientation to the delicate art of congregational leadership evaluation.

    Additional Document:
    Multiple Staff Ministry Team Reviews (Appreciative Way)


    Pastor Congregation Relations Committee

    A handbook for those responsible for, or concerned about, pastor-congregation relations.