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  • Thu

    Interim Ministry 2

    4:00 pmSt. John EUCC, 307 W. Clay St., Collinsville, IL 62234 USA (West Room)

    Interim Ministry 2 consists of a five-day classroom experience, plus approximately six months of individual fieldwork, including monthly conference calls. This particular class will be offered in the following format:

    • 3 days, May 2-4 (Pt 1)
    • and 2 days, May 17-18 (Pt 2)
    • the fieldwork conference calls will begin about 30 days after completion of Part 2, using Zoom Video Conferencing

    Interim Ministry 2 allows participants to practice and hone newly acquired skills, and equips trained traditional interim ministers to lead a congregation through a systematic assessment of its pastoral needs and congregational goals by looking closely at five areas of a healthy congregation, referred to as Focus Points:

    • Heritage: reviewing how the congregation has been shaped and formed
    • Mission: defining and redefining sense of purpose and direction.
    • Leadership: reviewing the congregation’s ways of organizing, and developing an effective clergy and lay leadership structure.
    • Connections: discovering all the relationships and networks a faith community builds beyond itself.
    • Future: synthesizing the interim work, activating and training the pastoral search/call committee, and coaching the committee (as requested) to accomplish its work.

    Those who meet the course requirements receive a certificate of completion as an Intentional Interim Minister, issued by the Center for Congregational Health.

    Instructors for the course:

    • Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Morgan, Certified IIM and Church Consultant Faculty, CCH and also D. Min. Faculty, Interdenominational Theo. Cntr, ATL GA
    • Rev. Dr. Les Robinson, CCH Faculty (retired), Associate D. Min. Faculty, ITC and Manager, Interim Ministry Resources and IIM Curriculum Editor

    For additional information, and/or to register by phone, please contact:

    • Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Morgan - Faculty - (404) 550-2842
    • Rev. Dr. Heather Arcovitch - Course Coordinator - (203) 687-9172

    Register for this course