A Combined Event for pastors seeking preparation and training in order to assist churches through interim transitions between pastoral leadership. Two levels of courses are offered.
April 23-25, 2017 and
April 26-28, 2017
Sponsored by: Chariho Southern Baptist Church And The Baptist General Convention of Texas
Chariho Southern Baptist Church
80 Alton Bradford Road
Bradford, RI 02808
When a pastor leaves a church, no matter what the reason, the church members’ anxiety can become a dominant force within the body. Rather than being a time of making poor decisions, or a time of resting in neutral, we believe the interim period is a key time to help churches become healthier and navigate the interim time with purpose and intention.
This conference will prepare one to be better able to:
Negotiate a healthy covenant, including hours, duties, and pay, that is fair to the church and interim pastor.
Understand common issues that effect church/minister relations and what to do about them.
Analyze the church’s situation and discover methods to help the church address those issues during the interim.
Assess one’s own preparedness and philosophy about interim ministry, including understanding when to use one’s gifts and when not to.
Train a Pastor Search Committee.
Help churches reconnect to denominational resources.
Join and exit the church system in a healthy and helpful way.
This first conference is designed to meet the needs of interim pastors in traditional interim settings. For pastors who desire advanced training in interim ministry, this conference qualifies as the prerequisite for training as an intentional interim pastor.
Help a church choose, train, and lead a Transition Team. Note: The interim pastor serves as a coach who enables the team to lead the church in the IIM process.
Understand the issues in each of the five focus point areas, as well as ways to enable dialogue and healthy decisions in those areas. The five focus point are:
Understand and begin process of Field Education. Field education requires a monthly phone conference, the sharing of written designs for implementing IIM strategies, and leading an actual church event.
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