The Association of Trained Intentional Interim Ministers

(ATiiM)

This is an education and support group of interim ministers from various mainline denominations serving in Illinois & Wisconsin. They meet 5-6 times a year and sponsor an annual retreat/seminar that is open to everyone.

What is Interim Ministry?

Interim ministry happens in the life of a congregation after a settled pastor leaves. In this time before the next settled arrives, the congregation has an opportunity for growth and change.

Often a specially trained minister (an Intentional Interim Minister) helps the congregation explore the ways they can become clearer and healthier in preparation for the next chapter in their life together as church. They can become clearer by answering these three questions –

  1. Identity – who are we?
  2. Context – where do we serve?
  3. Calling – In light of who we are and where we are, what is God calling us to do?

Being clear about this next chapter can be an exciting adventure for the congregation and help them to know what gifts and skills they need in their next pastor.

To find out more about interim ministry, contact us!

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June 28, 2019 in ATiiM, Regional

28th Annual ATiiM Conference

ATiiM The Association of Trained Intentional Interim Ministers 28th Annual Conference October 9 - 10, 2019 Presents The Challenge of Ministry in Times of Divisiveness   Presenter: Rev. Dr. Robin…
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May 4, 2018 in ATiiM, Events, Featured

27TH ANNUAL ATiiM CONFERENCE

ATiiM The Association of Trained Intentional Interim Ministers 27th Annual Conference October 10 - 11, 2018 Presents FINDING RENEWAL IN CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION Presenter: Rev. Bill Blank of the Lombard Mennonite…
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May 23, 2017 in ATiiM, Events, Featured

THE ASSOCIATION OF TRAINED INTENTIONAL INTERIM MINISTERS

BRINGING JUSTICE: IMMIGRATION & CIVIL RIGHTS Rev. Dr. Damayanthi Niles and Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon Presenters 26th Annual Conference October 4 - 5, 2017 Starved Rock Lodge & Conf. Center…
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June 9, 2016 in ATiiM

ATiiM 2016 Fall Conference

ATiiM The Association of Trained Intentional Interim Ministers Presents Churches & Ministry in Transition: Conversations on Preaching and Practice Rev. Ineke K Mitchell and Rev. Ron Allen Presenters 25th Annual…
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June 29, 2015 in ATiiM, Events, Featured, Regional

ATiiM ANNUAL OCTOBER 7-8 CONFERENCE

ATIIM THE ASSOCIATION OF TRAINED INTENTIONAL INTERIM MINISTERS Presents REFRAMING HOPE: VITAL MINISTRY IN A NEW GENERATION Rev. Carol Howard Merritt Pastor, Author 24th Annual Conference October 7-8, 2015 Starved…
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