The Synod of Alaska-NW invites you to a pilot project to expand their Interim Ministry Training. Dinner and program at Palisades Retreat Center on August 2, 3, or 5th from 6-8PM. Call 206-448-6403 for a reservation.
Each summer, the Synod of Alaska-Northwest sponsors a week-long seminar on Interim Ministry Training. Interim Training is intended for those presently engaged in interim ministry and those inquiring about this ministry. Committee on Ministry members and Presbytery Staff Persons with responsibility for congregations in transition will also find the training helpful. The training is proving to be beneficial for all pastors working with congregations in transition and transformation. Elders and Commissioned Lay Pastors are welcome as well. A presbytery's Committee on Ministry endorsement must be provided if one expects to serve in a contracted "interim ministry position."
Basic Interim Training consists of 60 contact hours plus a Practicum. The contact hours are divided equally between two Residency Weeks – Week 1 (30 hours) and Week 2 (30 hours) separated by a Practicum which combines experience in and reflection on some aspect of interim ministry.
The Palisades Retreat 4700 SW Dash Point Road #100
Federal Way, WA 98023.
Registration deadline is Friday July 9, 2010. Please mail in the completed registration form after downloading. Mail tto the Synod Office with your deposit to: 1544 S. Snoqualmie Street, Seattle, WA 98108.
Download the Interim Ministry Training Brochure
Download the Registration Form