Faith communities are looking for assistance in meeting the increasingly complex challenges of mission, ministry and congregational life. The programmatic, cookie-cutter answers once offered by denominations and traditional consultants are now often inadequate to meet these challenges. The need is growing for consultants who can provide more personalized, context-specific help to faith communities.

To meet this growing need for qualified consultants, the Center for Congregational Health, in partnership with the Interim Ministry Network, is offering a process to train and develop consultants to work with faith communities.


The dates for the Residential Lab are October 23-27, 2017. The lab will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday and conclude Friday before noon, and will be conducted on the campus of the Baptist Children’s Home in Thomasville, North Carolina.  Specific dates and times for the fieldwork telephone conferences will be scheduled during the Residential Lab.


  • Standard: $1665
  • IMN members: $1565
  • CBF-related clergy and laity: $1565

The above costs include tuition, materials, single room, meals and breaks during the event.  The cost for commuters is $1435 (standard) or $1335 (for IMN or CBF-related clergy and laity).

Please note: a quality learning experience is dependent upon a minimum number of active participants. The Center reserves the right to cancel any training event that does not reach a minimum of 10. Please take this into consideration when making travel arrangements.

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