Interim Ministry Classes and Training
- (WEEK 1) MON NOV 14, 2022 THUR NOV 17, 2022
- (WEEK 2) MON NOV 28, 2022 THUR DEC 01, 2022
12 pm – 4 pm (Eastern Time) Virtual
This is a virtual course (via zoom). It consists of 8 half days (12 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Nov. 14 – 17 and Nov. 28 – Dec. 1) in a virtual classroom experience, followed by individual fieldwork. This half day format is designed to enable busy pastors and others to attend to other matters on the same days they are enrolled in the course. The fieldwork entails completing a project related to one of the focus points covered in class and participating in a series of teleconferences.
This 8-half day course combines the Interim Ministry 1 (the work of the leader) and the Interim Ministry 2 (the work of the congregation) courses. It focuses on the work of the leader, the interim minister as s/he leads a congregation through the time of transition, as well as on the work of the congregation during this journey. It is designed for those individuals who have already discerned God’s call to interim ministry.
To enhance the learning experience, participants are required to complete six pre-class assignments. Class begins at 12:00 PM (ET) and ends at 4:00 PM each day, Monday – Thursday. Fieldwork starts about 30 days after the last day of class and consists of five conference calls conducted in approximately 15-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 to be recognized as an Intentional Interim Minister, please contact Anne.Tambling@healthychurch.org for more information.
Cost of this training: $1740Training
Rev. Dr. Les Robinson will assist in two segments of this course. 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 other trainers for educating Intentional Interim Ministers across the world have also adapted his curriculum.