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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
    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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  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019
    Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    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

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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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  • Wed
    22
    May
    2019
    3:00 PM ETWebinar

    This webinar provides an introduction to Coach Training, offering participants a chance to raise questions, and to gain awareness to help with discernment re: pursuing coach training. We are often asked about coaching and coach training: "What does it involve? What, exactly, is coaching? How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training? How might one work as a coach?"  This free introductory webinar will answer these questions.  It is an opportunity for personal enrichment at no cost to the participant.  We'll begin at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 22 and conclude at 5:00 PM.  Instructions for connecting to the webinar will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to the event.

    This Coach Training Introduction is the prerequisite for any or all of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings:

    • Coaching Groups and Teams (June 10-11)
    • Using Assessments and Understanding Communication and Leadership Styles in Coaching (August 12-13)
    • Presence, Questioning, Listening and Models of Coaching (September 23-24)

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  • Mon
    03
    Jun
    2019
    9:00 AM ETWebinar

    This webinar provides an introduction to Coach Training, offering participants a chance to raise questions, and to gain awareness to help with discernment re: pursuing coach training. We are often asked about coaching and coach training: "What does it involve? What, exactly, is coaching? How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training? How might one work as a coach?"  This free introductory webinar will answer these questions.  It is an opportunity for personal enrichment at no cost to the participant.  We'll begin at 9:00 AM on Monday, June 3 and conclude at 11:00 AM.  Instructions for connecting to the webinar will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to the event.

    This Coach Training Introduction is the prerequisite for any or all of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings:

    • Coaching Groups and Teams (June 10-11)
    • Using Assessments and Understanding Communication and Leadership Styles in Coaching (August 12-13)
    • Presence, Questioning, Listening and Models of Coaching (September 23-24)

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  • Mon
    10
    Jun
    2019
    Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019
    09:00:00 ETWinston-Salem, NC

    A team is characterized by shared vision and leadership, definable goals, clear roles/responsibilities, and an effective process.  Strong distinction is drawn in this module of Coaching Training between the group as a board or committee, and the differences from the qualities of a team.  Relationships displaying respect, trust and enjoyment for one another are essential to a team.  A team also has a positive plan for addressing conflict.

    The coaching of teams requires the ability to build a strong sense of consensus, and the ability to handle such distractions as monopolizers, the withdrawn, and the angry.  Using ICF Core Competencies, this module addresses and supports the development of specific skills and tools for working most effectively with teams.

    This training opportunity is one of three two-day modules related to Coaching Training.  Each of the two-day modules consists of a total of 16 hours, and will be conducted at the Center for Congregational Health, 1920 Queen Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  We'll begin at 9:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Monday, June 10, and will complete the module at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, June 11.  The cost is $567; including lunches and snacks.  (Participants are responsible for their own lodging.)

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  • Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019
    2:00 PM ETWebinar

    This webinar provides an introduction to Coach Training, offering participants a chance to raise questions, and to gain awareness to help with discernment re: pursuing coach training. We are often asked about coaching and coach training: "What does it involve? What, exactly, is coaching? How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training? How might one work as a coach?"  This free introductory webinar will answer these questions.  It is an opportunity for personal enrichment at no cost to the participant.  We'll begin at 2:00 PM (ET) on Thursday, July 18 and conclude at 4:00 PM.  Your registration confirmation will be emailed and will include instructions for connecting to the webinar.

    This Coach Training Introduction is the prerequisite for any or all of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings:

    • Coaching Groups and Teams (June 10-11)
    • Using Assessments and Understanding Communication and Leadership Styles in Coaching (August 12-13)
    • Presence, Questioning, Listening and Models of Coaching (September 23-24)

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  • Tue
    30
    Jul
    2019
    9:00 AM ETWebinar

    This webinar provides an introduction to Coach Training, offering participants a chance to raise questions, and to gain awareness to help with discernment re: pursuing coach training. We are often asked about coaching and coach training: "What does it involve? What, exactly, is coaching? How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training? How might one work as a coach?"  This free introductory webinar will answer these questions.  It is an opportunity for personal enrichment at no cost to the participant.  We'll begin at 9:00 AM (ET) on Tuesday, July 30 and conclude at 11:00 AM.  Your registration confirmation will be emailed and will include instructions for connecting to the webinar.

    This Coach Training Introduction is the prerequisite for any or all of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings:

    • Coaching Groups and Teams (June 10-11)
    • Using Assessments and Understanding Communication and Leadership Styles in Coaching (August 12-13)
    • Presence, Questioning, Listening and Models of Coaching (September 23-24)

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  • Mon
    12
    Aug
    2019
    Tue
    13
    Aug
    2019
    9:00 amWinston-Salem, NC

    Coaching is about empowering the other person or group, and enabling them to discover and fulfill their goals and dreams.  Coaching is committed to helping others become self-fulfilled in their work and their lives.  It is leading others to discover their fullest potential.  This module of Coaching Training addresses the incorporation and use of a wide variety of assessment tools when coaching.  The module also includes a review of, and connection to, ICF Core Competencies.

    This training opportunity is one of three two-day modules related to Coaching Training.  Each of the two-day modules consists of a total of 16 hours, and will be conducted at the Center for Congregational Health, 1920 Queen Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  We'll begin at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 12, and will complete the module at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 13.  The cost is $567; including lunches and snacks.  (Participants are responsible for their own lodging.)

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  • Tue
    27
    Aug
    2019
    2:00 PM ETWebinar

    This webinar provides an introduction to Coach Training, offering participants a chance to raise questions, and to gain awareness to help with discernment re: pursuing coach training. We are often asked about coaching and coach training: "What does it involve? What, exactly, is coaching? How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training? How might one work as a coach?"  This free introductory webinar will answer these questions.  It is an opportunity for personal enrichment at no cost to the participant.  We'll begin at 2:00 PM (ET) on Tuesday, August 27 and conclude at 4:00 PM.  Your registration confirmation will be emailed and will include instructions for connecting to the webinar.

    This Coach Training Introduction is the prerequisite for any or all of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings:

    • Coaching Groups and Teams (June 10-11)
    • Using Assessments and Understanding Communication and Leadership Styles in Coaching (August 12-13)
    • Presence, Questioning, Listening and Models of Coaching (September 23-24)

    Register for this course

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019
    9:00 AM ETWebinar

    This webinar provides an introduction to Coach Training, offering participants a chance to raise questions, and to gain awareness to help with discernment re: pursuing coach training. We are often asked about coaching and coach training: "What does it involve? What, exactly, is coaching? How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training? How might one work as a coach?"  This free introductory webinar will answer these questions.  It is an opportunity for personal enrichment at no cost to the participant.  We'll begin at 9:00 AM (ET)  on Thursday, September 12 and conclude at 11:00 AM.  Your registration confirmation will be emailed and will include instructions for connecting to the webinar.

    This Coach Training Introduction is the prerequisite for any or all of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings:

    • Coaching Groups and Teams (June 10-11)
    • Using Assessments and Understanding Communication and Leadership Styles in Coaching (August 12-13)
    • Presence, Questioning, Listening and Models of Coaching (September 23-24)

    Register for this course

  • Mon
    23
    Sep
    2019
    Tue
    24
    Sep
    2019
    9:00 amWinston-Salem, NC

    In this module of Coaching Training, participants are introduced to the structure of coaching relationships.  Additionally, a variety of coaching resources and tools are introduced.  Coaching principles and practices are disseminated through experiential practice.  The ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics are also reviewed in this session.

    This training opportunity is one of three two-day modules related to Coaching Training.  Each of the two-day modules consists of a total of 16 hours, and will be conducted at the Center for Congregational Health, 1920 Queen Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  We'll begin at 9:00 AM (ET) on Monday, September 23, and will complete the module at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 24.  The cost is $567; including lunches and snacks.  (Participants are responsible for their own lodging.)

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  • Mon
    21
    Oct
    2019
    Fri
    25
    Oct
    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 October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019. The lab will begin at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) 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.

    Register for this course

  • Mon
    21
    Oct
    2019
    Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019
    3:00 PM ETWebinar

    Coaching is an art that is developed over time.  Continued growth and development of skills is a necessity for the successful coach.  This webinar is designed to enhance and strengthen the skills, principles and practices that are essential for working with groups in a wide variety of settings.  This webinar is for participants who have a thorough working knowledge of ICF Core Competencies and are able to exhibit those competencies and ethical guidelines through application and experiential exercises in coaching, observation, and feedback.

    Webinars will take place on five Monday afternoons, between 3:00 - 5:00 PM (ET), beginning October 21 through November 25 (if necessary to accomplish all five webinars).  Instructions for connecting to the webinar will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to the event.  The cost to participate in this 10-hour web-based practicum is $399.

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  • Mon
    28
    Oct
    2019
    Fri
    01
    Nov
    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 (ET) 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, October 28 (beginning at 1:00 PM Eastern Time) - Friday, November 1 (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.

    Register for this course

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019
    1:00 pmWebinar

    This FREE webinar provides participants an opportunity to experience an introduction to coach training, and to raise questions and awareness to help with discernment about pursuing Coach Training.  We will explore coaching and Coach Training...What does it involve?  What, exactly, is coaching?  How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training?  How might one work as a coach?  After completing one of our 2-hour introductions, participants are invited to register for any of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings.  This is a personal enrichment opportunity offered at NO COST to the participants!

    Dates: December 5, 2019

    Location: web-based

    Total Cost: NO CHARGE

    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 this minimum.

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