WHO SHOULD ATTEND Thistrainingcanbenefitthosewho anticipate doingthisministryinthefutureas wellasthose whoarecurrently ininterimandtransitionalpositions. It will also benefit settled clergy who are seeking to manage changes in their congregations. Both full-time/fully-supportedandpart-time/bi-vocational models will be explored. This course will be limited in size to maximize participation. CEUs are not current available for this program, although that is being explored. A certificate of completion will be issued upon satisfactory completion of all reading and assignments. Academic standards are expected of students and are maintained in instruction. LOCATION: Remote participation through ZOOM. Individuals or small groups will be able to participate in the all-day sessions from their homes or a small group may choose to join from a conference room with appropriate technology. COST: $995(canbepaidin full orin2 installments dueSept.30, 2022and Dec. 30, 2022)Includesaccesstotrainer forindividual coaching duringthis instructional period. Office hours will be posted.
REGISTRATION: For questions,contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:608-514-3290 Registrationdeadline: September15, 2022
Format: Classes will meet in 8 full-daysessions spaced three weeks apartwith readingsandassignmentsbetweensessions.Theformatincludespresentation,smallgroupdiscussion,and casestudyanalysisto teachboththeoryandpractice. Sessions: 9:00am- 12:00pm and 1:30 -3:30pm Central Time,October 6, 27, November 17, December 8, January 5, 26, 2023, February 16, and March 9.Several readings, video links, and other materialsareprovidedin preparationforeachsession andpracticumassignmentsfolloweachclass toenhanceunderstanding and application. Goals: Participantswilllearntheory andtoolstoassist churchesto:
seek God’s Spirit at work among them in the midst of situations of grief, tension, uncertainty, challenge, and change
explore the direction, missionandministrytowhichGodmight be calling them
make healthy transitions in pastoral leadership
be ready to welcome the next steps with open arms
Course Outline 1. What are we doing? How do we begin?
understanding the purpose and scope of interim ministry.