All Upcoming Events and Classes

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019
    Mon
    08
    Apr
    2019
    3:00 PM ETWebinar

    Coach Training 1: Intro to Coaching (16 hours)

    What is coaching, and how might I use it to strengthen my performance as a leader?   Participants are introduced to the structure of coaching relationships, plus an introduction to a variety of coaching resources and tools.  Participants will also experience an introduction to group coaching and leadership with groups.  Special attention will be given to leadership in team settings and in ministry settings, as well as being attentive to leadership connected with faith and spirituality.  The International Coach Federation Core Competencies and Code of Ethics are presented and utilized.  This course is a prerequisite for Coach Training 2.  A certificate and description of the hours will be issued for use toward ICF certification.  Participants will also receive a PDF manual.

    Dates: The dates for this class are February 18, 2019 through April 8, 2019 (Mondays, from 3 - 5 PM ET).

    Cost: $595 (After registration, instructions for how to connect to the webinar will be provided.

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  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019
    Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019
    4:00 pmSt. John Evangelical United Church of Christ, Collinsville, IL

    Interim Ministry 1 - the Work of the Interim Minister is a three-day course that not only focuses specifically on the work of the interim minister and assessment tools to enhance the work, but also provides a time for discerning God's call to interim ministry.  This introductory course prepares ministers to serve during the transition time between installed pastors, and is also preparatory for  Interim Ministry 2.

    The class will meet in the Theater and Fellowship Hall of St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ, 307 W. Clay Street, Collinsville, IL 62234 (about 18 miles northeast of St. Louis, MO).  The start time is 10:00 AM CST on 2/20/19.  The course will conclude by 4:00 PM CST on 2/22/19.

    Certificates of completion for the course will be issued by the Center for Congregational Health.

    Cost: Special Introductory Rate of $700.00  (Includes tuition, materials, and snacks only)

    For details regarding registration, payment of tuition, housing, etc., please contact the local planning team - Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Morgan (Lead Instructor) at cell (404) 550-2842, and/or Rev. Dr. Heather Arcovitch (Course Coordinator) cell: (203) 687-9172.

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  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019
    Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019
    10:00 AM ETCenter for Congregational Health, 1920 Queen Street, Winston-Salem, NC

    Coach Training 1: Intro to Coaching (16 hours)

    What is coaching, and how might I use it to strengthen my performance as a leader? Participants are introduced to the structure of coaching relationships, plus an introduction to a variety of coaching resources and tools.  Participants will also experience an introduction to group coaching and leadership with groups.  Special attention will be given to leadership in team settings and in ministry settings, as well as being attentive to leadership connected with faith and spirituality. The International Coach Federation Core Competencies and Code of Ethics are presented and utilized. This course is a prerequisite for Coach Training 2. A certificate and description of the hours will be issued for use toward ICF certification.

    Dates: The dates for this class are March 7 - 8, 2019 (Thursday and Friday)... Thursday: 10 AM - 6:30 PM; Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Cost: $595 (Participants are responsible for their lodging; lunch and snacks will be provided.)

    Location: The Center for Congregational Health, 1920 Queen Street, Winston-Salem, NC

    Please note: A good 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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  • Mon
    11
    Mar
    2019
    Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019
    2:00 pmThomasville, NC

    Coach Training 2: Residential Lab: (36 Hours)

    Before signing up for this training, you must have completed Coach Training 1.

    Building on the skills and practices from Coach Training 1, the Residential lab will continue to utilize the structure of the core competencies and increase knowledge and skill on the practice of coaching.  The residential lab will focus on using assessment tools in coaching, working with groups and teams, and other approaches to coaching--including adaptive leadership, appreciative inquiry, and asset/strengths based awareness.  It is expected that participants will have a thorough working knowledge of ICF Core Competencies and be able to exhibit those competencies through application and experiential exercises throughout this lab.  Participants will receive coaching feedback, supervision and suggestions regarding application to their own setting. These hours are applicable for ICF and Board Certified Credentialing.

    Dates:

    The dates for this class are March 11-15, 2019. The lab will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday and conclude Friday before noon.  It will be conducted at the Family Resource Center, on the campus of the Baptist Children’s Home in Thomasville, North Carolina.

    Costs for Residential Students (including four nights of single accommodations, meals and breaks):

    • $1,865

    Costs for Commuting Students (including meals and breaks):

    • $1,635

    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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  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019
    Mon
    06
    May
    2019
    3:00 PM ETVideo Web Conferences

    Coach Training 2: Fieldwork/Practicum (8 hours)

    Before registering for this training, you must have completed Coach Training 1 and 2.

    Coach Training Fieldwork/Practicum entails participation in a six-week series of video conferences.  At each session, one participant will coach another participant during the 90-minute conference.  Each participant will receive written core competency-based observation and feedback from their fellow participants and facilitator.

    Dates:  The dates for the Fieldwork/Practicum are April 1 - May 6, 2019.  The conferences will begin at 3:00 PM ET and conclude at 4:30.

    Cost: included in Coach Training 2 tuition

    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. 

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  • Mon
    08
    Apr
    2019
    Fri
    12
    Apr
    2019
    1:00 pmFamily Resource Center - Baptist Children's Home - Thomasville, NC

    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 training consists of a 5-day classroom experience, followed by individual fieldwork and participation in a series of teleconferences.

    Dates: 

    The dates for the class are April 8-12, 2019. The lab will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday and conclude Friday before noon.  It will be conducted at the Family Resource Center, on the campus of the Baptist Children’s Home in Thomasville, North Carolina.  Specific dates and times for the fieldwork teleconferences will be scheduled during the class.

    Costs for Residential Students (including single accommodations, meals and breaks):

    • Standard: $1,765
    • IMN members: $1,665

    Costs for Commuting Students (including meals and breaks):

    • Standard: $1,535
    • IMN members: $1,435

    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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  • Mon
    06
    May
    2019
    Fri
    10
    May
    2019
    1:00 pmFamily Resource Center, Thomasville, NC

    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.

    To enhance the learning experience, participants are required to complete six pre-work assignments.  Class begins on Monday at 1:00 PM and ends at 4:00 PM on 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, can join the on-going class at 8:30 AM on Wednesday and will finish at 4:00 PM on Friday.

    Date: Monday, May 6 (beginning at 1:00 PM) - Friday, May 10 (ending at 4:00 PM)

    Location: Family Resource Center, on the campus of the Baptist Children's Home, Thomasville, NC

    Total Cost: $2,175 for on-site students (includes tuition, materials, single accommodations, meals/breaks); OR $1,945 for commuters (includes tuition, materials, meals/breaks)

    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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