The IIM Discern Conference for this Fall has been cancelled. Please note: The IIM Continuing Education Conference will take place.
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 districts.)
Trainers: Rev. Dr. Robert E. Kasper and Rev. Dr. Scott Sommerfeld
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.
When & Where
September 25 - September 27Michindoh Conference Center
4545 E. Bacon Rd.
Hillsdale, MI, 49242
Registration is closed due to cancellation of this conference.
Deadline to register is September 8, 2023
This conference is for pastors of the Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio districts who are considering Intentional Interim Ministry.
Registration Cost: $55
NOTE: If you would like to stay and attend the IIM Continuing Education course on September 27-28, 2023 please be sure to sign up for that on this registration form as well!