"REVITALIZING GOD'S CHURCH ONE PASTOR AT A TIME"
Approximately 80% of churches are stagnant or declining and about 80% of churches are solo pastored. We believe these numbers are closely related. Churches typically grow when pastoral staff has time to connect with its members and community. We see this in new and large churches. Solo pastored churches in the middle often experience problems that Pastor Partner seeks to prevent; pastor burnout, discouragement, and fatigue.
What We Aim To Do
Connecting solo pastored churches with retired pastor mentors.
I have no doubt that the idea for Pastor Partner was given by the Holy Spirit. Working with Bill as my Pastor Partner has been one of the highlights for me in two decades of ministry. His help, wisdom, and friendship in ministry has been invaluable to me as a solo pastor.
It’s a great privilege to help a fellow pastor, use the skills and experience learned in my ministry, add some retirement income, and maintain a flexible schedule.
Pastor Partner has probably saved my career! Thanks be to God!
It has been a joy to stay involved in the kingdom, and to be engaged with a younger pastor to plan ministry in a local church. It has been fun and rewarding!
Why Pastor Partner
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.
Who We Are
Started Pastor Partner from a vision of connecting the retired pastor from his former church, with the solo pastor at his current church.
Has 20 years of ministry experience and has spent the past 12 years as a solo pastor at First Reformed Church in Grand Haven, MI.
DR. BILL RUDD
Has been a pastor for a half-century. In retirement he serves as a consultant, workplace chaplain, does pulpit supply, and is an author.
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Revitalization of the Church starts with revitalizing the Pastor, and happens one Church at a time. For the glory of God, we connect solo Pastors who would benefit from Pastoral support with retired Pastors wanting to continue their ministry and supplement their income.