We are pleased to announce the details for the 2023 VitalChurch Intentional Interim Pastor Training event, which has become an annual event that our organization puts on. In 2023, the event will take place from February 13-16. On each of those four days, participants will meet on Zoom from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST).
In the past, this was an in-person training event, but when COVID hit, we took the conference online out of necessity. In doing so, we found that many participants preferred this format, since it saved them the time and expense of traveling to the training location. Even though the training is now online, there are still plenty of opportunities for interaction, networking, and collaboration! The seminar includes small group sessions, as well as plenty of time to ask questions and engage in dialogue with presenters and other participants.
During the training, VitalChurch Ministry’s experienced interim pastors will walk attendees through our approach to interim ministry, which flows from a theology that places Christ and His purposes at the center of church revitalization. Participants will also receive a ton of valuable information and helpful strategies for helping churches through seasons of transition.
Even if you are someone who doesn’t ever anticipate making interim pastoring your full-time profession, you can still benefit from VitalChurch’s IIP training. In the past, we have had attendees who were denominational representatives, associate pastors, church board members, church staff members, as well as those who are currently serving as interim pastors or who desire to do so in the future. In other words, anyone in church leadership can benefit from the information and training that is offered.
There is a great need in churches across the country for pastors and other church leaders who are trained in transitional leadership. At some point, just about every church will find itself in a season of transition. Having someone in the church who is trained in dealing with the challenges associated with transitions and interim periods can be vital to the health (and possibly even the survival) of the church!
Participants will come away from the training event with valuable resources, such as our Interim Pastor Training Manual, a proven method for strategic planning, a flexible and workable model of church governance, and more. They’ll also learn and hone important skills that all interim pastors need, like conflict resolution, change management, and dealing with idols within the church. Perhaps most importantly, participants will gain a network of like-minded individuals who can support them in their ministry now and into the future.
We hope you’ll join us for the 2023 Intentional Interim Pastor Training event! For more details, or to register, visit our event page. If you have questions, please send them through our contact form, and someone will get back to you soon.