Pastor Everett Forner
- Executive Director of Transitional Ministries
Transitional Ministries - Mediation and Arbitration
PASTOR EVERETT FORNER
Executive Director of Transitional Ministries
Pastor Forner, an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God for thirty years, received his degree in Christian Education from Central Bible College, Springfield, Missouri, with graduate studies at the Assemblies of God Graduate School, Earlham School of Religion, and the Hatfield Biblical Seminary.
is a graduate of Intentional Interim pastoral training and holds certification in Intentional Interim Ministries.
is one of the first pastors to be awarded certification in mediation and arbitration by the Institute for Christian Conciliation
and the Association of Christian Conciliation Services
headquartered in Billings, Montana.
Pastor Forner and Dr. Ed Pierce were founding directors of The Christian Conflict Management Institute, the forerunner of Transitional Ministries.
and Dr. Pierce jointly produced "Leading Your Church
Through Conflict", the video training series designed for church leadership.
has studied extensively over the past fifteen years in the field of dispute resolution, intentional interim ministries and leading change and transition.
His working knowledge in this field along with his personal gifted style has afforded him the opportunity to minister to churches in conflict and transition, international ministry organizations, denominational executives, pastors, boards and individuals from various denominational and doctrinal perspectives around the world.
Pastor Forner's calling and ministry for many years had been to churches in transition and serving as interim pastor or as consultant.
ministry includes the positions of Senior Pastor, full time Director of Christian Education and Director of Men's Ministries
denomination's state office.
ministry has taken him to Germany, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in East Africa, China, Korea, Myanmar (Burma) and most recently to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
passion is to serve the church in transition.
He is available to serve as guest speaker, training facilitator for church leadership at retreats as well as other special events.
High on his preference is to serve as interim pastor for churches, regardless of location, desiring to maintain effective ministry as they search for new leadership.
along with his
wife RuthAnn, have recently chosen the San Antonio, Texas area as their base for Transitional Ministries
In addition to Pastor Forner's work as Director
of Transitional Ministries he