The following steps are to help you as a congregation find an intentional interim minister:
- Ask the congregation’s leadership team to read our article about interim ministry, as well as watch the video there.
- If the leadership team is clear about the IIM process, proceed to step 3. If however, they would like to schedule a conference call with a member of the Center’s team, please send an email to Anne Tambling () or call her at 336-682-8045.
- Notify Anne that the congregation or administrative body has approved engaging in the intentional interim ministry process. She will reply with a website password.
- Login to our website here using the provided password. This will open access to all of the profiles of trained intentional interim ministers. (If you want hard copies of the profiles, you can print them by selecting “Print” from your web browser’s menu, typically under “File” –> “Print”.) As you review the profiles, you’ll notice the AIIM (Association for Intentional Interim Ministry) membership level of each pastor: “Basic” indicates that the pastor has completed the introductory interim ministry training course, and is qualified to serve as a traditional interim. “Advanced” indicates completion of both the intro and advanced courses, completion of 10 hours continuing education per year, participation in a Reflections session after each IIM experience, and an IIM Refresher every 5 years. The “Specialist” level indicates the pastor has met all of the previous requirements, plus 15 hours of continuing education per year, has engaged the services of a coach/mentor for each congregation served, and has obtained an annual observation letter from the coach/mentor. Both the “Advanced” and “Specialist” levels indicate the pastor has met the requirements to serve as an intentional interim minister.
- The congregation is then responsible for contacting the interim, determining interest, and making a final decision.
Should you get stuck at any point, please contact Anne and she will guide you through the process.