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This training is helpful not only for pastoral leaders seeking to explore new vocational paths but also for improving leadership skills for congregational change.
The basic curriculum is designed to introduce clergy and lay professionals to the practice of intentional interim ministry. Although focusing on Lutheran theology and polity, the training is open to all lay leaders and clergy desiring and/or called to this special ministry in congregations during a pastoral transition.
Phase I will be in person, August 12-15, at Briarwood Leadership Center.
Phase I (Planting) is a residential week ‘focusing on the theory, theology, leadership skills, and congregational systems related to intentional interim ministry
Phase II will be over time and completed individually.
Phase II (Cultivating) is a six-month experience in a parish or institutional setting, ideally in a leadership transition, in which the participant in this program “puts into practice” the material learned in Phase I.
Phase III will be in person, February 10-13, 2020, also held at Briarwood.
Phase III (Harvesting) is the second residential week, in which, through a group process, you will share one of your critical incident reports, review material learned in Phase I, and learn more about the dynamics of congregations in pastoral transition, and your leadership skills and needs. You will also discuss the biblical and theological connections in this special ministry.
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Registration with full payment of only $1,195 per person due by Wednesday, June 26. This incredible pricing is for all 3 phases, including meals during Phases I and III, as well as the Insights Inventory, and is heavily subsidized by the Briarwood Leadership Center and the NT-NL Synod, ELCA.
Housing on-site at Briarwood is available at an additional cost of $105/night (single occupancy). You can book your housing for Phase I when you register.
Minimum of 16 registrants required to hold training. Registrants will be notified by Monday, July 1.