Introduction to IIM Ministry
The “Introduction to Intentional Interim Ministry” workshop is designed for those that are considering IIM as a part-time ministry when they retire. Attendance at an introductory workshop, commitment to this ministry, and District-sponsored continuing education are required to be recognized as a Michigan District Intentional Interim Minister.
There is a $55 fee to attend this conference, which will include books and a manual. (Lodging will be covered by the district.)
Trainers: Rev. Dr. Robert E. Kasper, Rev. Dr. Scott Sommerfeld, and Rev. Mark Heuser
Objectives: To become knowledgeable of …
- The “Developmental Tasks” of a congregation during pastoral transition.
- The “Process Tasks” of the Interim (Transitional) Pastor.
- The theology of Interim Ministry.
- A growing awareness of congregational systems.
- Leading through “self-differentiation”.
Purpose: To provide an adequate knowledge base and practical application, so that participating pastors are enabled to “discern” whether this specialized ministry is “for them;” and be the informed foundation for serving congregations in this manner in the future.
Training Methods: A combination of video, lecture, group discussion, case studies, and some role play.
A note regarding masks during the COVID-19 pandemic: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has provided mask guidance that flexes based on three key COVID-19 phases (response, recovery, and readiness). The Michigan District will follow any mask mandates by the MDHHS, local health departments, or venues that are in place at the time of an event or conference. Masks are generally available at the registration desk. If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID prior to arrival, please stay home.
When & Where
September 26, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - September 28, 2022 @ 12:30 pmMichindoh Conference Center
4545 E. Bacon Rd.
Hillsdale, MI, 49242
Registration is now closed.
Deadline to register is September 12, 2022.
This conference is for pastors of the Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio districts that are considering Intentional Interim Ministry.
Registration Cost: $55
CEU’s are available. Download, complete, and mail in this form: CEU Introduction Form.