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Every Pastor's First 180 Days: How to Start and Stay Strong In A New Church Job

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The first 180 days in a new church are challenging for every pastor. This book helps all pastors, even those with years of service, navigate and even thrive in those first six critical months. Pastors who successfully transition into a new church role can powerfully impact God’s Kingdom. Delve into this required reading, based on 40 years of experience, which can help prevent new pastor hires avoid digging holes which will require greater effort to overcome. No matter how long you’ve been in the ministry, you’ll discover pivotal insights and action steps in this essential guide.


✔️ Proven principles for successful pastor onboarding.
✔️ How to develop your own communication plan.
✔️ Key insights about change management.
✔️ 6-step process for the first six months in your new ministry.


✔️ Move your church in the direction God is leading you.
✔️ Learn 4 key areas that impact your emotional, spiritual, and physical self.
✔️ Learn how to keep healthy and balanced in the beginning of a new ministry.
✔️ Prepare for a successful transition before your first day on the job.


Pastors of any age and experience who are moving into new church roles or feel called to new ministry positions. A great tool for pastoral leaders to give to new hires and for seminaries to give to students.


Over 25 downloadable tools.


Charles Stone has been a pastor for forty years in large and small churches in the U.S. and Canada, has authored six books and blogs at A lifelong learner, he has earned four degrees and pursued post graduation study in his passion, intersecting Biblical truth with neuroscience insight to apply to life and leadership. He’s been married to the love of his life, Sheryl, for 39 years and has three grown children and three grandchildren.