The Art of Transitional Ministry, Week 2

November 5, 2018 - November 9, 2018

Guiding a Congregation Through Change and Transition



Paul Rhebergen, Jan Nolting Carter, and Pam Peterson


Mon., Nov. 5-Fri., Nov. 9, 2018


The Week 2 class is for pastors and religious leaders serving in a ministerial context characterized by transition in leadership, culture, context, and ministry who wish to broaden their understanding and skills for leading in the midst of change. Participants will use their current ministry settings for reflection as they hone skills to read, analyze, and engage systems in which they minister. This is an intense, 30-hour course with the majority of time spent in small group process, intermixed with presentations by Transitional Ministry Education Consortium (TMEC) and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary  faculty. The 30 contact hours during the week-long session are offered in morning, afternoon, and evening blocks. Participants are expected to focus fully on this program. Arrangements should be made in advance for coverage of pastoral responsibilities. Attendance for all 30 hours is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Required to participate: Completion of the Transitional Ministry, Week 1 course (more than six months ago and within the past five years) and current service in a transitional setting. Transitional settings are any ministry that is consciously seeking to work with the change that is being experienced or is anticipated. E-mail a copy of your certificate of completion of Week 1 training to [email protected] when you register.

Registration / Lodging / Directions

Fee: $425 for class registration, all break refreshments, and two dinners. All other meals can be purchased in in the Seminary’s Kadel Dining Room. Lodging is not included in the registration fee. E-mail your certificate of completion for Week 1 training to [email protected]. The certificate is required for your registration to be complete.

Lodging: Limited overnight housing is available on campus. To reserve a room on campus, please contact our hospitality office at [email protected] or 412-924-1397. Be sure to bring your confirmation with you. Additional housing is available at local hotels (a list will be provided upon request).

Directions: Get directions to PTS. Free parking is available on campus behind the chapel and library.

Advance Preparation

Advance preparation is expected from all participants in the Week 2 class. Download the details so you are able to purchase the necessary books and have assignments completed by mid-October.


Call 412-924-1345 or e-mail [email protected].

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