Intentional Interim Ministry
BASIC EDUCATION FOR THE PRACTICE OF INTENTIONAL INTERIM MINISTRY
Once again the course is being offered at the ministry Center in Livermore. The dates for the new training class are Phase I is Aug. 17 - 21 with a registration deadline of July 20. Phase III is Feb. 1-5, 2016
The NALIP Basic Education curriculum is designed to introduce clergy and lay professionals to the practice of intentional interim ministry. Although focusing on Lutheran theology and polity, the event is open to all lay leaders and clergy desiring and/or called to this special ministry in congregations during a pastoral transition. It has also proved fruitful to pastors in regularly called congregational settings
This course is designed in three phases (Planting, Cultivating, and Harvesting) covering a period of about six months. The first and third phases are in- residence, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Monday and concluding at noon on Friday with a total of at least 60 contact hours.
Phase I (Planting) is a residential week focusing on the theory, theology, leadership skills and congregational systems related to intentional interim ministry. We examine the interim journey through scenarios (propositional learning) including the dynamics of entry, pre-entry, stages and tasks of the congregation, emotional systems, conflict, grief, power structures, and leadership skills necessary to lead the congregation, and exiting/closure issues.
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. During this time, you will learn contracting (covenanting), work on personal learning goals, and write two critical incident reports, all under the supervisor of your chosen fieldwork supervisor .
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 as specifically related to the Lutheran church.
Note: Participants are responsible for securing a situation in which to complete Phase II fieldwork requirements. While most participants in the program will have a ministry site, some may not. NALIP program faculty will help you define options available for your fieldwork.
Persons interested in enrolling in a NALIP sponsored Basic Education Events are advised to visit the website of the respective institutions at which these events are scheduled. There are slight differences in course presentations and costs. Housing costs vary with each venue. Some training teams require additional preparatory work for which there is a fee.
Additional costs are noted with the individual registration forms.
Scholarships to help cover the costs are also available. For registration form go to the website—NALIP and check the education link to the Livermore training site.
If you are interested and need further information contact Pastor Bob Fickenscher, Director of Interim Ministry for the CNH district: (916-863-1253 ; cell-916-342-0791; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Home address: 5112 Oak Point Way, Fair Oaks CA95628
Event subject to cancellation if enrollment fails to meet necessary minimum number of registrations thirty days before scheduled start date.