On this page you’ll find Interim ministry resources for ministers and churches. Additionally, if you have questions, please contact your respective Associate Conference Minister:
Northeast Association – Jane Anderson
Northwest Association – Rob MacDougall
Southeast Association – Jane Anderson
Southwest Association – Joanne Thomson
Interim ministry gatherings are held annually at the Wisconsin Conference center in DeForest. This is an opportunity for current Interims and those considering Interim ministry to share conversation, network and learn. The next gathering has not yet be planned but will be held in 2019. If you are interested in attending, contact the Conference office at 608-846-7880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A one-day Interim ministry workshop is offered to ministers in the Wisconsin Conference annually, provided by Sandbur Consulting. This workshop usually occurs in February.
Sandbur also offers an intensive training program with sessions over an eight-month period. This program is described as “training designed to build competency in pastors to help congregations through pivotal transitions and a time of change.” You can find more information on the Sandbur Consulting website.
The UCC provides a set of Guides to Pastoral Search and Call, including this downloadable Notes for the Intentional Interim Minister.
Parish Paper article: Mistakes Churches Make During an Interim Ministry