Several dates and places to choose from in 2013!
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. In the past 10 years IGC has conducted more than 45 training seminars, preparing nearly 500-plus United Methodist Pastors for this ministry.
An Interim Minister, sometimes called a TIMS, a Transitional-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-months 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.
Interim Ministry Brochure 2013
How Interim Ministry Works 2013
Lake Junaluska, NC
Phase I February 5 - 8, 2013 (Phase III August 6 - 8, 2013)
Phase I May 7 - 10, 2013 (Phase III is November 5 - 7, 2013)
Phase I August 27 - 30, 2013 (Phase III is January 28 - 30, 2014)
Northern Illinois Annual Conference (at the Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook)
Phase I January 29 - February 1, 2013 (Phase III June 18 - 20, 2013)
North Alabama Annual Conference (at Camp Sumatanga)
Phase I February 12 - 15, 2013 (Phase III to be determined at Phase I)
Memphis & Tennessee Annual Conferences (venue to be announced)
Phase I February 19 - 22, 2013 (Phase III August 20 - 22, 2013)
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 email@example.com.
Program Fee: $900.00 per person for registrations received in 2013. If you are affiliated with any of the annual conferences listed above, contact your District Superintendent about program fee and to make arrangements through the conference office to register.
Accommodations for residential phases are in addition to program fee.
Leaders: Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lambert, Rev. Suzan Carter, Rev. Carl Grubbs
For more information and to obtain registration materials, please contact The Intentional Growth Center, at 800-482-1442. via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.