Overview of the Training
Join VitalChurch Ministry online for a training event designed to equip interim pastors, denominational leaders, and anyone else interested in helping churches in some kind of transition or crisis. Our training flows from a theology that places Christ, and His purposes, at the center of genuine church revitalization.
During this four-day event, participants will discover strategies to diagnose real problems, facilitate change, resolve conflict, manage destructive powerbrokers, and deal with the idols at the root of many congregational issues. You will be exposed to a flexible and workable model of church governance, the use of transition teams, and a proven method for strategic planning.
*Space is limited to ensure productive networking opportunities.
Dates and Location
Monday, May 24 Through Thursday, May 27
Held daily on Zoom from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST)
$599 early bird pricing valid until April 12, 2021
$699 Standard registration fee beginning April 13, 2021
**Register by May 10th for guaranteed delivery of hard copy Interim Pastor Training Manual
What You’ll Get
- The WHY and the HOW of VitalChurch’s intentional interim pastor ministry, based on our experience serving churches for more than 25 years
- The opportunity to self-assess your interim ministry potential and learn the qualities of a successful intentional interim pastor
- An electronic and hard copy of our Interim Pastor Training Manual that provides detailed information on all topics covered in the training
- A “check list” for an interim pastor’s first 90 days in a church
- Four days of learning, growing, and reflecting through a combination of formal information sessions, individual and small-group exercises, and whole group discussion to deepen and broaden your understanding of interim ministry
- Networking opportunities with like-minded pastors and professionals, as well as with VitalChurch’s speakers who have decades of experience in interim ministry
What You Can Expect
Here’s what past attendees had to say about VitalChurch’s interim pastor training seminar:
I got more than I paid for, good connections with similarly situated practitioners, oodles and oodles of great ideas for helping churches.”
This is the most comprehensive and integrated manual I’ve ever seen [referring to the manual that’s included with the training]. The manual was thorough, practice-tested with strong theological foundation and an unswerving commitment to the Gospel and Christ.”
The training event was conducted by grace-filled and wise practitioners who deeply love God and His Church and desire to see churches confront the unholy trinity of idolatry, greed, and power and become emotionally and spiritually healthy.”
Interim Pastor Team Leader / Founding Partner
Dave loves the challenge of working with churches in transition, and he has been privileged to see VitalChurch’s revitalization process transform many churches into thriving bodies who are making disciples and changing lives. He has a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary. More about Dave…
People Development Team Leader / Partner
Tom has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served in a variety of roles including pastor, medical/counseling clinic director, and professor. Tom’s passion is to see marriages, teams, churches, and organizations develop and grow well—with a special interest in leadership. More about Tom…
Diagnostic Team Leader / Partner
Gregg has an M.A. in Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. Since 1998, Gregg has served as an intentional interim pastor in such varied places as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hawaii, the San Francisco Bay area, New Hampshire, Southern California, and Massachusetts. Prior to that, he was a permanent pastor for 16 years. Gregg has participated in or led more than 70 diagnostics, or church health assessments, in Europe and the US. More about Gregg…
UK Executive Director
Wade joined VitalChurch Ministry in 2010 after leading a church plant team in Glasgow, Scotland for several years. His heart for the local church led him to bring the VitalChurch process to the UK, and in 2019 VitalChurch UK became its own charity organization. More about Wade…
President, Creative Results Management
Keith is the author of the best-selling book The COACH Model for Christian Leaders. As a speaker and workshop leader, Keith is noted for his humor, interactivity, and practicality. He has facilitated leadership development processes in more than 30 countries. Keith developed The COACH Model® in 2004 and The Coaching Mastery Certificate Program, the all-in-one ICF ACC program. He is the author of numerous articles on leadership, coaching, and cross-cultural topics, many of which are posted at keithwebb.com.
Dean of Hamilton Campus and Professor of Preaching and Communication at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Jeff has a Ph.D in Communications from Purdue University. He is a skilled communicator with a passion for preaching. As a teenager he came to saving faith in Jesus and received a call to preach at age sixteen. Jeff has a wide range of communication experience which includes roles such as teacher, pastor, missionary, director, and consultant to equip others for more effective proclamation of the Word.
About VitalChurch Ministry
VitalChurch Ministry is one of the nation’s leading organizations in the fields of interim pastoring and church diagnostics. They have worked with hundreds of Christian churches throughout the United States, and in other parts of the world, and have produced some of the most well-regarded interim pastor training materials, used by denominations around the country. VitalChurch team members are regularly called upon to be featured speakers at denominational conferences on the topic of interim pastoring.
Questions? Contact us here.