I am candidating for a church in a couple of weeks. Since I heard that I will be candidating, I have been thinking about and beginning to plan my first six months at the new church. I thought it might be good to get some input from the veterans those critical months at a new church. So I ask the question: Is there anything that you would liked to have done in the first six months of ministry at your new church that you didn't do? Or anything you did that would be helpful in getting the new pastorate off to a great start?