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. 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, February 14 Through Thursday, February 17
Held daily on Zoom from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST)
$599 early bird pricing valid until January 10, 2022
$699 Standard registration fee beginning January 11, 2022
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
- A hard copy of our Interim Pastor Training Manual that provides detailed information on all topics covered in the training**
- Access to recordings of all sessions for 90 days following 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
**Register by February 1st for guaranteed delivery of our Interim Pastor Training Manual
What You’ll Learn
- The skills and qualities that make a successful intentional interim pastor
- How to lay the foundation for a successful interim pastorate in the first 90 days
- How to address the “unholy trinity” (idolatry, conflict, power) in a church
- Strategies for training leaders and facilitating God’s change in churches
- Some best practices to achieve what we perceive to be God’s plan for each church
What You Can Expect
Here’s what past attendees had to say about VitalChurch’s interim pastor training seminar:
“The people (presenters and the participants), the format (loved going to break-outs), and the material are very high quality…this material is great for all ministry leaders.” – Tara
“I loved the passion behind the principles (y’all have lived this and love it and are committed to it and it shows), the workbook (super helpful to have it all so clearly in writing), the collegiality of the presenters and participants” – Keith
“1. Guest speakers were excellent. 2. Course well run, with different personalities contributing. 3. Manual very thorough 4. I loved that Christ was exalted throughout, that his church was honored, and that there was tangible fellowship even on Zoom. Thank you so much.” – Gareth
Featured VitalChurch Presenters
Director of Division / Intentional Interim Pastor / Founding Director
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…
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. He currently serves as VitalChurch’s Executive Director. Tom’s passion is to see marriages, teams, churches, and organizations develop and grow well—with a special interest in leadership. More about Tom…
Chief Operating Officer and Host
Laurel’s experience in development and alumni relations prepared her to manage well all the tiny details that make events a success, including VitalChurch’s Intentional Interim Pastor Training. She’s enjoyed learning how to adapt to online events in this new season and loves how they provide access and opportunity to more people than in-person events! Laurel holds a Master’s degree in Education and one in Literature More about Laurel.
Associate Director, Diagnostic Division
John joined the VitalChurch diagnostic division in 2021, bringing with him 21 years of data gathering and interpretation experience from his years in the Navy. John also has a pastoral background and has served with the Christian and Missionary Alliance for eight years, including in the role of interim pastor. John holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, an M.Div., Mth, and M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a licensed M.F.T.A. in Washington State. More about John
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 under Wade’s direction. 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.
Robinson Chair of Preaching and Communication 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.