What Does It Mean to Be On the "Pulpit Supply"

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  1. Jamal5000

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    I've heard the term Pulpit Supply used by a few of the BB members here in the Pastoral Ministries Forum.

    What does it mean?
     
  2. USN2Pulpit

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    When a church is without its pastor for a time (vacation, illness, sabatical) or if a church doesn't have a pastor, a "free-agent" preacher would come and "supply" for that congregation during the time needed, or part of that time. I've done that several times, both in my church and churches in our association.
     
  3. Rev. Joshua

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    A supply minister in one who simply comes in and fills the pulpit for a Sunday or two. An interim minister is someone hired by the church to fill a pastoral vacancy while they go through a search process (which, in my baptist circles at least, can take up to 2 years). There's also a program for training interim ministers in North Carolina somewhere.

    Joshua
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    I am both a pulpit supply and an interim. Out here, interim is usually 4-6 months, until a new man can get to the field. Supply might just be a single Sunday.

    Here is some helpful info:
    $150 Sunday supply + mileage within 200 miles and motel if too far. Usually involves preaching one or two times.

    $600 a week interim if in the area. If in a distant place, go for Friday-Sunday and stay in motel/home (your choice). Meetings with church folks on Friday, visiting/youth on Saturday, preach all day Sunday and drive back late night.
     
  5. j_barner2000

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    wow... I was figuring to just preach where called and let God provide for the rest.. Then again, I am looking for the opportunity to serve Him.
     

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