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 required prerequisite* for the specialist Intentional Interim Ministry training.

*For this year, due to the Pandemic’s interruption of our training schedule, you may take the IIM training first, but you must complete BOTH courses before IIM credentials can be granted.  It is best to call and talk about this arrangement before submitting an IIM application.

2020-21 Training Sessions


Introduction to Interim Ministry

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

  • Cancelled  September 14-16 (Monday–Wednesday), Hilton San Antonio Airport, San Antonio, TX.  CANCELLED
  • October 1–November 25, (Online, 2-3 hours of work each week for 8 weeks.  You enter the website whenever you choose.  Each session gives you one week to complete that week’s work, namely: videos to watch, respond to questions in class forum, and respond to classmates’ posts.), B. H. Carroll Theological Institute.  Expense fees go towards technology fees instead of meals and books.
  • April 2021 (TBD) Baptist General Association of Virginia, Richmond, VA.  In partnership with the Chaplaincy Relations Offices of the BGAV and the BGCT.  Non-chaplains welcome; endorsed chaplains should call about special financial arrangement.
  • September 13-15, 2021, San Antonio, Texas.  In partnership with the Chaplaincy Relations Office of the BGCT.  All are welcome.  BGCT endorsed chaplains should call about special financial arrangements.

Training for all regular classroom days begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.  Chaplains’ events have altered schedules.

Cost:  $395* (includes $305 for tuition and $90 for two books and three lunches, or for the online course includes tuition and technology fees)

*Price shown reflects a discount for members of BGCT-supporting churches (churches who give to the BGCT budget through their Cooperative Program gifts and have given within the last calendar year).  Regular tuition for all others is $470 ($380 for tuition plus $90 for books and lunches–or technology fee for online course).

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 Julie Galindo at 214.828.5111

Intentional Interim Ministry Training

There are two options for this year’s IIM training.  Both will be virtual training utilizing the Zoom platform, and all students will be required to connect via video camera (computer or cell phone).  Students will also need to purchase and read Temporary Shepherds: A Congregational Handbook for Interim Ministry by Roger S. Nicholson.

Option One:  Complete the classroom training in one week.  August 10-14 (Monday–Friday), Session A: 9:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M. and Session B: 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. each day (two hour break in-between).

Option Two: Complete the classroom training in five Fridays in a row.  July 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 14.  Session A: 9:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M. and Session B: 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. each day (two hour break in-between).

Cost: $700* (includes $450 tuition, $225 field education, $25 training notebook).  

*Price shown reflects a discount for members of BGCT-supporting churches (churches who give to the BGCT budget through their Cooperative Program gifts and have given within the last calendar year).  Regular tuition for all others is $800, which includes tuition, field education, and training notebook.

CLICK HERE to APPLY today for the Intentional Interim Ministry training using our secure online form.

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

The Introduction to Interim Ministry training is open to all interested persons.

The Intentional Interim Ministry training will require an application and is open only to seasoned ministers who have completed the Introduction to Interim Ministry course (waived for 2020), plus passed our background check.

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.