Pastor Partner connects solo pastors with retired pastors through an online compatibility matching system to help eliminate pastor fatigue. The retired pastor is there to work alongside the solo pastor and help them with whatever is needed. This retired pastor has tremendous experience and knowledge so they are able to jump right in and immediately alleviate pastor burnout and begin making a positive impact on the church.
What makes Pastor Partner different than the church hiring an additional pastor is that it is project-based (typically 1 year). The goal of this project is to quickly show the benefit for the church and ultimately enable them to seek permanent additions to the pastoral staff.
Pastor Partner provides training on how to implement a “Pastor Partner Project” in your church and how to secure funding for the project and retired pastor. Ideally, the church will seek “match” funding from one or more congregation members with vision and resources. Once a donor is found, the project and match grant can be presented to the congregation along with the benefits for the project.
The first match for Pastor Partner was between Reformed Pastor, John Kenny and retired Baptist Pastor, Bill Rudd. This project has been a tremendous success for the both of them as well as for the church and the congregation in which they serve.