Do you need help
with guest speaking,
short-term fill-in ministry,
or long-term interim ministry?
I am a pastor with 20+ years’ experience,
with excellent speaking
and administrative skills,
who loves to disciple others
and lead them in prayer,
able to meet your short-,
mid-, and long-term needs.
Is your church facing any of these situations? If so, you could be at risk of losing members, having difficulty hiring a new pastor, or facing new challenges when you do hire a new pastor.
I’m Jeremy Hoover.
My family and I live in Sarnia, Ontario.
I’d love to help you.
I’ve been a pastor for more than twenty years.
In that time, I’ve worked with four different churches in Michigan and Ontario.
In 2019, we moved to Sarnia to begin an incarnational church plant in our neighbourhood. Our goal is to be a blessing in our neighbourhood.
Probably like you, our momentum was slowed down by Covid-19 and the various restrictions we had to work through while that virus ran through the population. As a result, our church plant has taken on a more relaxed vibe.
While we are busy with that ministry, it doesn’t currently take up my time on Sundays, and I’m free and available to help out other churches in need.
And the good news is–when you hire me to help you, your payment goes to help spread the gospel here in Sarnia!
Here’s what I offer
We can agree to work together in a number of different ways
What will this cost?
We can negotiate all of this based on your needs and what services you would like me to serve your church with. Once our negotiation is complete, we will sign a letter of intent (or a contract) together, just so both sides are clear about expectations. I want you to be as happy and fulfilled with this arrangement as I will be!
In addition to payment for services, I would also expect reimbursement for necessary travel and reasonable meals and accommodations while I am working with you. If I am coming in for a weekend or less, I am more than happy to stay with church members. Any longer, and my stay would include a hotel room, a private room at a church member’s house, or the use of a church parsonage, if it’s available.
Why should we consider this?
Being without a pastor can be difficult for a church. No matter whether we like it or agree with it, church members look to their pastor as a central figure that brings them comfort. The pastor becomes a “known person,” and their presence helps church members.
Because of this, and because many churches struggle and even lose some members while they are in between pastors, some churches will rush their hiring process to close this gap. Sometimes it works out well for the church, but just as often, it doesn’t. When a pastor has a short tenure, the church is left to scramble, often going through the same church disarray and hiring challenges over and over again.
Since you can negotiate with me on the actual services you need, you do not need to rush into hiring a pastor.
Interim ministry provides you with the time, space, and conversation partner (me) you need to think long and deep about your church’s future, without rushing to a quick decision.
How can we start?
If you’re interested in talking further, please fill out this form and I will be in touch with you. As a gift for taking interest in my ministry, I will send you a free PDF of my workbook for churches, Church-Building: 14 Moves to a Healthier Church. This workbook will give you further insight into how I think and how I can help your church.