The loss of a senior pastor is heart wrenching under any circumstance and often not foreseen. In such a time of crisis a church's leadership needs a sound plan of action, not only for finding a new pastor but also for reassuring and maintaining the congregation in the interim. This is a book for deacons and lay leaders before they need it. Basing his counsel on his own experiences and using a direct but sensitive style, Douglas DeVore covers every aspect of the search for a new pastor from the most practical details to sensitive emotional considerations. The book is a compassionate, spiritual, and thorough step-by-step guide for those who find themselves at the helm during a formidable time in the life of their church.