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 or Ted Drewsen
Southwest Association – Ted Drewsen
Pulpit supply lists are maintained by each Association.
Northeast Association pulpit supply page
Northwest Association website (link on home page)
Southeast Association website (link on home page)
Southwest Association pulpit supply page
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. 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.
The United Church of Christ search and call web page suggests the Interim Ministry Network as a source for Interim training.
Parish Paper article: Mistakes Churches Make During an Interim Ministry
Interim Ministry Contract – PDF
Interim Ministry Contract – Word Document
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