- Products & Services
- Knowledge Base
EUCLID, OH, March 04, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On January 24, 2022, Pastor Jacquelyn M. Ragin D.Min released her first book "Stepping In: The Art Of Leading A Church Through Transition" through Amazon and the book immediately became a Best Seller!
It is not always easy to recognize your role when your calling is to serve others during times of transitions, especially when those 'others' are entire churches going through change.
Transitional ministry was not how Pastor Jacqui envisioned herself serving her church. It wasn't even the church she thought she'd serve.
After an intervention by the FBI, though, she found herself leading a church in crisis in a different denomination from what she'd always known. Even more surprising, she discovered God had already gifted her with all the skills and experience she needed to do the job well.
This is the story of how one woman discovered her calling for transitional ministry revealing, in the process, many of the factors to be considered if transitional ministry feels like a calling for you.
"Churches need ministers willing to serve as the interim pastor during their transition, whether the church is closing, merging with another congregation or searching for a new pastor," shares Pastor Jacquelyn M. Ragin D.Min.
Five star review on Amazon, reader Wanda calls the book "A must read for ministry leaders!" and goes on to say "Excellent! Powerful and easy read. Pastor Jacqueline Ragin gives language to a place many in ministry and in the marketplace find themselves at the present time. Once I started reading, I couldn't put the book down as each chapter spoke to me. I knew I was in transition in my life; now I am beginning to understand that transitional ministry may be what ministry looks like for me at the present time. God has a plan and purpose for my life, and while He is moving me along He is also allowing me to be impactful to others, even if my time in a location is brief. This book is extremely relevant in the times we are in as a nation."
Get your copy today! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QJF5YCV/
Jacquelyn Ragin D.Min is currently serving as Interim Pastor of Run With Endurance Ministries in Euclid, Ohio. She has 14 years of experience as a senior pastor. Prior to pastoral ministry she spent over 25 years as a professional fund development officer. She began writing her book on transitional ministry after realizing her experience could motivate other ministers to serve churches during a transition. Her podcast Ready To Go with Pastor Jacqui was created to encourage and inspire prophetic women.
Pastor Ragin believes in continuing education and has earned 2 academic degrees and 2 seminary degrees including her Doctor of Ministry. She has encouraged her co-laborers in Christ and created the Northeast Ohio Symposium on D.Min Project Research to promote seminary education. She serves on the board of the McCreary Center for African American Religious Studies.
Dr. Ragin, affectionately known as Pastor Jacqui is mother of three daughters. She is an avid movie buff, music lover, swimmer, museum goer, and loves entertaining her grandchildren. Pastor Ragin makes her home in Ohio with her family and super energetic dog.
# # #