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Interim Pastor/Transition Ministry Training

In-Person, January 31- February 2, at Luther Springs! Register now!

In the bestseller, Passages, Gail Sheehy argues that life, from birth to death, is really a series of twists and turns, with each being an opportunity for creative change. There are many factors that come into play when a congregation is in transition. Whether that congregation has just received an interim pastor, a newly-called pastor, or is seeking new direction into God’s future, it is a time of transition from something that was to something that is yet to be. If you are in your first call, On Leave from Call or retired, this may be an opportunity for you.

  • When: Tuesday, January 31, 3:00 p.m. to Thursday, February 2 noon.
  • Where: Luther Springs Camp and Conference Center, 264 Vause Lake Road, Hawthorne, FL 32640.
  • Click here to register.

TUESDAY, January 31

1:30 p.m.            Check-in opens

3:00 p.m.            Welcome, Housekeeping, Introductions, Opening Devotion

3:15 p.m.            The Dynamics Transition

5:15 p.m.            BREAK

5:30 p.m.            DINNER

6:30 p.m.            What Motivates Ministry: It’s about Call

7:45 p.m.            BREAK

8:00 p.m.            Application of Learning

8:45 p.m.            Closing Eucharist – Bishop Preaching

9:00 p.m.            Fellowship


WEDNESDAY, February 1

8:00 a.m.             BREAKFAST

8:45 a.m.             Morning Devotion

9:00 a.m.             Hearing Call, Discernment

10:15 a.m.           BREAK

10:30 a.m.           Application of Learning: Group Discussion

11:30 a.m.           LUNCH 

12:30 p.m.           Bishop’s Time

1:30 p.m.             Constitutions, Finances and Best Practice

2:30 p.m.             Two-day attendees dismissed (Transition Ministry only)

2:30 p.m.             FREE TIME – Enjoy Luther Springs!

5:30 p.m.             DINNER

6:30 p.m.             Transition Manual Mutual Support & Accountability

8:30 p.m.             Closing Devotion


THURSDAY, February 2

8:00 a.m.             BREAKFAST

8:45 a.m.             Opening Reflection

9:00 a.m.             Leadership & Five Primary Areas of Focus I

10:15 a.m.           BREAK

10:30 a.m.           Leadership & Five Primary Areas of Focus II, Final Thoughts on PT Interim Ministry     

11:30 a.m.           Q&A – What stood out for you?

11:50 p.m.           Closing Devotion

12:00 p.m.           LUNCH