Rev. Gene Derryberry, through The Center for Congregation Health, will offer Interim Ministry 1 (IM1) and Intentional Interim Ministry (IM2) trainings (www.healthychurch.org) at The Retreat at Silver Springs.
IM 1 is scheduled for MONDAY, APRIL 9 thru WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
The time between permanent pastors is an important time for a faith community. Members often operate at maximum capacity as they make crucial decisions about the future direction of the congregation. Their experience is enhanced by engaging a leader specifically trained in the dynamics of transition. This conference will prepare participants to:
Develop a covenant with a congregation that clearly describes the responsibilities of the interim minister and the congregation.
Enter a congregation in order to more quickly join with them in ministry.
Study the health of a congregation and determine where they might need assistance.
Articulate the role of the interim pastor in planning for the congregation’s future, including appropriate contact with the Pastor Search/Call Committee.
Prepare the congregation for the coming of a new minister.
Exit a congregation in a way that models good closure for ministry and the opening of a new chapter in the faith community’s life.
Interim Ministry 1 is designed to meet the basic needs of traditional interim ministers. For those who want to apply for advanced training in intentional interim ministry (Interim Ministry 2), this introductory course qualifies as 17 of the 85 required hours. This course will also prepare you for the new IM2 Combined course by qualifying for 17 hours of that course. https://healthychurch.org/learning-opportunities/upcoming-events-classes/?event_id1=67
The conference begins on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and will end on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by noon. The cost of tuition/materials is $595. Location: The Retreat at Silver Springs, 6455 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34488 Phone Number: 352-236-2302 website: www.theretreatatsilversprings.com
The Retreat at Silver Springs will offer lodging for two nights and 5 meals (no supper on the second night of training) for $100 for bunk-style cabins. There's an increased rate for private accommodations. Some scholarships are available. For those wishing to stay offsite, 2 hotels are within 1 mile: Holiday Inn Express and Sun Plaza; meals are available at the Retreat Center for those staying offsite at a cost of $60 for the 5 meals.
Course instructor is Rev. Gene Derryberry, “Educator” with The Center for Congregational Health. Gene has served “Interims”, “Intentional Interims”, “Transition Team Facilitator” positions for twelve years. He has taught multiple IM1 and IM2 courses, facilitated “Colleague Learning Groups” and “Consultant Training Groups”. He maintains the highest “Specialist” certificate with The Association of Intentional Interim Ministers.
IM2 is scheduled for August 6 - 10, 2018.
To register contact Mary Beth Harper at The Retreat at Silver Springs
For questions concerning the training, contact: David Eugene Derryberry, M.Div. Educator/Facilitator/Coach The Center for Congregational Health Interim Transitional Specialist AIIM Home: 252 Hillside Street, Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: (828) 273-7580 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://healthychurch.org/interim-ministry