Art of Transitional and Interim Ministry – New York City
Weeks One and Two
March 10-14, 2014 (Mon-Fri) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Offered at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
7 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
Overview and Introduction
The congregational culture is shifting with unprecedented speed and the challenge for pastors and congregations to adapt to these shifts is enormous. Pastors with skills in transitional ministry can greatly improve the congregation’s ability to maneuver through these shifts and re-examine and re-calibrate their ministry focus.
The Synod of the Northeast (PCUSA) and the Office of Continuing Education at Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to offer Weeks One and Two of Transitional and Interim Ministry Education. This event provides unique instruction, combining conceptual and theoretical paradigms with practical applications in order to equip leaders in their support of congregations in transition.
This course is designed to provide the basic skills for ministers who have just begun their interim ministry, looking to explore more the transitional nature of ministry or contemplating this form of service as a future calling. Ecumenical participation is welcomed and encouraged. The curriculum for both weeks has been standardized by the Presbyterian Interim Ministry Education Consortium, which coordinates events at regional sites across the country.
This course is designed to provide the basic skills for leaders who have just begun their interim ministry, looking to explore more the transitional nature of ministry or contemplating this form of service as a future calling. Participants will explore the unique dynamics of congregations in transition, the work of the intentional interim pastor as leader in transition time, biblical foundations for interim ministry, and judicatory relationships. Registration is limited to thirty six participants.
This advanced program is meant to broaden and build upon the skills acquired and practiced after Week One. Participants will engage in group reflection and learning grounded in the specific practice of transitional/interim ministry. Participants must present proof of successful completion of Week One within the previous five years and be in current service as a transitional/interim pastor. There are extensive reading and writing assignments that are to be completed prior to arrival. Registration is limited to a minimum of seven and a maximum of twelve participants.
The cost of this program is $475 and includes program and breakfast/lunch each day. Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging. Discounted rates for lodging can be obtained by mentioning Princeton Seminary at the following locations: Wellington Hotel, 212-247-3900; Landmark Guest Rooms, 212-662-7100; International House, 212-316-8400. Participation in the entire program is necessary for certification.
Please read the Registration and Cancellation Policy before registering.
For Week One, click here to register online.
For Week Two, click here to register online.