The Intentional Growth Center at Lake Junaluska is the pioneer in Transition-Intentional Interim Ministry Training which continues to offer the training at its finest. IGC is recognized by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry as a TIIMS provider. In the past 12 years IGC has conducted more than 50 training seminars, preparing nearly 500-plus United Methodist Pastors for this ministry.
An Interim Minister, sometimes called a TIIMS, a Transitional-Intentional Interim Ministry Specialist, is an experienced, mature, United Methodist pastor trained for the specialized ministry of the interim time. He/she is appointed by the bishop "for a specific length of time, established in advance" to lead the congregation in a time of healing and renewal as its wounds heal and it prepares for a new day in its life with a new pastor, yet to be appointed.
Each Seminar is a three-phase event:
Phase I is a 4-day residential event lifting up the concept of Interim ministry and introducing tools and techniques designed for the purpose.
Phase II is six-month time of mentoring work back home in the participant's appointment when these tools and techniques are experienced and case studies written.
Phase III is a 3-day residential time of reviewing and sharing case studies as a means of deepening the learnings, with limited introduction of new material.
5.0 CEU credits are given for the completion of all three phases.
Lake Junaluska, NC (Online registration):
Phase I February 2 - 5, 2016 (Phase III: August 16 - 19, 2016)
Phase I May 3 - 6, 2016 (Phase III November 8 - 10, 2016)
Phase I August 23 - 25, 2016 (Phase III February, 2017)
UPPER NEW YORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE (Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center):
Phase I: November 11 - 13, 2015 (Phase III: April 11 - 13, 2016)
A seminar in your area:
The Intentional Growth Center offers Seminars across the Church.
To develop a Seminar in your home area contact: Dr. Larry Ousley, Director, The Intentional Growth Center, 800-482-1442 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Fee: $925.00 per person for all three phases in 2015. Accomodations for residential phases are in addition to program fee.