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New Training for Disciples – Interim Ministry Basic

By December 16, 2021No Comments

Are you looking for a new adventure in ministry? Want to serve a congregation that’s between settled pastors and help to effect positive change? Bring your gifts and develop your skill set for this journey in specialized ministry. Gain new perspectives and concepts and techniques for successful
leadership in the interim time with our training – Interim Ministry Basics.

There is a huge need for new Disciple interim ministers. Baby boomer ministers are headed for retirement and there are more openings for interim ministers. Ministers of all ages are now serving as interims. Interim Ministry Basics is training offered by a team of experienced, Disciples ministers at a fraction of the cost of training elsewhere. Tuition for the January-February course is only $450. Many Regional ministers are helping to pay tuition for ministers in their area.

Here’s what previous students have said when asked, “What were some of the most important things you learned?”

“The importance of finding and keeping a vision alive with a congregation, the importance of healthy commitments, the value of listening and affirming and how this is all vital to keep a congregation motivated and moving forward into an ever-changing future. ” — Tammy Gill

“I learned that interim ministry is more about guided practice than simply ‘marking time’ until a settled pastor is called.” — David Walton

“I think the most important thing I learned is that an interim period can be a time of excitement, enthusiasm, learning, discernment, fellowship, positivity, communion with God and one another, and thus spiritual growth–a blessing for all. The interim minister has the honor of using tools and asking questions to help create an atmosphere where all these wonderful things can happen.” — Terry Chamberlain Diehl

Interested in hearing more? Go to – or and look for – Interim Ministry Basics. There you will find a course description and a student covenant. Our next training begins on January 10 and meets every Monday evening for seven weeks. Other training sessions will be offered later in 2022.

Connect with quality training that will enhance your ministry now and in the future.

For more information email us at [email protected]