All Center for Congregational Health face-to-face meetings and events have been canceled in order to follow the guidelines related to mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We are currently working to develop online offerings for our various training events, and will update this website as new information is available.

All Upcoming Events and Classes

  • Thu
    9 am - 3 pmVirtual

    Would you like to speak with a consultant or coach?
    We are living in unprecedented times that are creating new challenges for clergy and faith leaders. Because of these times, we are offering an opportunity to have a conversation with one of our exceptional consultants.

    With the generous support of the Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center is now able to offer a free, 45-minute support session with one of our trained ministry consultants or coaches. You may sign up for an individual session, one-on-one, with your entire staff, and/or bring a group of lay leaders to the virtual meeting. The focus of the session is entirely up to you—whether you need help addressing specific COVID-19 related challenges or more general ministry concerns or issues. After the initiation conversation, if you wish to have additional sessions we will work with you and your congregation's financial situation to explore the paths forward.

    Sessions are currently available on Thursdays between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, utilizing web-based video conferencing. After signing up for a specific date and time, you will be sent a link to the session. If for some reason you cannot attend at the time you have reserved, please email us and cancel the session as early as possible.

    If you would like to schedule a session, just click here and you will be directed to the registration page. We look forward to talking with you!

  • Mon
    9 am - 4 pm ET

    This is a virtual course. The course consists of a 5-day classroom experience followed by individual fieldwork. The fieldwork entails completing a project related to one of the focus points covered in class, and participating in a series of teleconferences.

    This 5-day course combines the Interim Ministry 1 (the work of the leader) and the Interim Ministry 2 (the work of the congregation) courses. It is designed for those individuals who have already discerned God’s call to interim ministry. Interim Ministry Training focuses on the work of the interim minister as he/she leads a congregation through the time of transition, as well as on the work of the congregation during this journey.

    To enhance the learning experience, participants are required to complete six pre-work assignments. Class begins on at 9:00 AM (ET) and ends at 4:00 PM each day, Monday - Friday. Fieldwork starts about 30 days after the last day of class and consists of five conference calls conducted in approximately 30-day intervals. Fieldwork expectations are explained in-depth during the training event. Note: Applicants who previously completed IM1, and who now wish to complete their training in order to be recognized as an Intentional Interim Minister, please contact for more information.

    Cost of this training: $1740

    Training Facilitator is Rev. Dr. Les Robinson. Les worked with the Center for Congregational Health for 21 years before he retired in June 2017. Not only has Les written the training curriculum for Intentional Interim Ministry, but many trainers for educating Intentional Interim Ministers across the world have also adapted his curriculum.