Serving in a variety of leadership capacities as an Intentional Interim Pastor has enough challenges as it is! However, in recent years two critical phenomena have simultaneously made congregational ministry even more challenging in this post-Christian era: the decline of the Church’s central place in community and the resultant aging and shrinking of congregations (with some notable exceptions) along with the resulting financial challenges to “keep the doors open,” and the continued decline in the number of pastors available to serve in congregations. How might God want to use this time of often painful transition to renew and even expand His Kingdom? Intentional Interim Pastors are at the forefront of the conversation as they serve congregations in transition at critical junctures in their life cycle.
How do we have “Kingdom conversations” that go beyond “survival”?
- How do we talk about closure?
- When is “revitalization” NOT an option?
- What is a “Legacy congregation”?
- What are the pros and cons of a dual parish?
- What is a “cathedral model”?
- How do we talk about mergers?
- What part does “Kingdom geography” play in the discussion?
Going forward, we will need several Interim pastors who have the courage and gifts to intentionally engage in these challenging conversations. A compassionate pastor’s heart and some special skills will be required. Sign up now!
When & Where
September 29 @ 12:00 pm - September 30 @ 12:00 pmMichindoh Conference Center
4545 E. Bacon Rd.
Hillsdale, MI, 49242
Registration is open.
This conference is for pastors from the Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio Districts of the LCMS.