Interim Training Schedule

The Interim Church Services team is hosting various training sessions for interim pastors.  Introduction to Interim Ministry is a stand-alone training to equip interim pastors for traditional interim settings.  It also serves as a prerequisite for the specialist Intentional Interim Ministry training.

2022 Training Sessions


Introduction to Interim Ministry

DAY ONE

  • Opening Conversations: The Need and Art of Dialogue
  • Understanding Systems and Church Conflict

DAY TWO

  • Understanding Interim Churches Work of an Interim Pastor
  • Negotiating Covenants
  • Equipping the Search Committee
  • Denominational Relations

DAY THREE

  • Generational Differences
  • Church Size Matters
  • Analyzing Churches
  • IIM Introduction

This class maintains open enrollment for any who are interested.  There are no prerequisites to enroll.

  • January 25-27, Tuesday through Thursday.  Each of the three days will be a Zoom meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. (90 minute lunch break in-between).  An online training notebook is included in the online platform for self-printing.  Students should purchase Loren Mead’s A Change of Pastors on their own.  A video Zoom connection is required.  The total cost for this training is $380, but members of Cooperative Program supporting BGCT churches are discounted to $305.  
  • February 21-23, Monday through Wednesday.  Each of the three days will be a Zoom meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. (90 minute lunch break in-between).  An online training notebook is included in the online platform for self-printing.  Students should purchase Loren Mead’s A Change of Pastors on their own.  A video Zoom connection is required.  The total cost for this training is $380, but members of Cooperative Program supporting BGCT churches are discounted to $305.    
  • March 23-25, Wednesday through Friday.  Each of the three days will be a Zoom meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. (90 minute lunch break in-between).  An online training notebook is included in the online platform for self-printing.  Students should purchase Loren Mead’s A Change of Pastors on their own.  A video Zoom connection is required.  The total cost for this training is $380, but members of Cooperative Program supporting BGCT churches are discounted to $305. 
  • September 12-14, Dallas, Texas.  In person.  The total cost for this training is $470 [$380 tuition, plus $90 expenses for food and books), but members of Cooperative Program supporting BGCT churches are discounted to $395 ($305 tuition, plus $90 expenses for food and books).  CANCELLED–We’ll try again next year
  • TBA, online, asynchronous.  The 8-week course allows students to attend, watch videos, and respond to a discussion board on their own time.  Access is available 24/7 for the duration of the class.  No more than 2 hours of work each week is required.  The class, hosted by B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, can be taken for degree credit (call for instructions).  Please check the regular class box for registration (this is NOT the Zoom option).  The total cost for this training is $470 [$380 tuition, plus $90 technology fee), but members of Cooperative Program supporting BGCT churches are discounted to $395 ($305 tuition, plus $90 technology fee).  Students need to purchase their own copy of Loren Mead’s A Change of Pastors.

CLICK HERE to register today for the Introduction to Interim Ministry training using our secure online form.

If you would prefer to register and pay by check or credit card, please call at 214.828.5111

Intentional Interim Ministry Training

This class requires having completed the Intro to Interim Ministry course AND an application (see below).

  • June 6-10 (9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Central Time–with a 90 minute lunch break).  The training will be virtual, utilizing the Zoom platform.  All students will be required to connect via video camera (computer or cell phone).  An online training notebook is included in the online platform for self-printing.  Students will also need to purchase and read Temporary Shepherds: A Congregational Handbook for Interim Ministry by Roger S. Nicholson. 

Cost:  The total cost for this training is $900, but members of BGCT/BGAV Cooperative Program supporting churches (defined as having given to the state CP within the calendar year) are discounted to $700 ($450 for the classroom and $250 for the field education experience that follows).  

CLICK HERE to APPLY today for the Intentional Interim Ministry training using our secure online form.  A down payment of any level is required in order for the application to be submitted.  The Intentional Interim Ministry training application is open only to seasoned ministers who have completed the Introduction to Interim Ministry course.

If you prefer to mail in your application, download the form here, and please call at 214.828.5111 to arrange payment.

Please contact us about your interest or with your questions. If you know of interested persons, please share this information with them, or let us know the email address and we’ll initiate the contact.