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Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center 
91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

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Don Neal 

Intentional Growth Center 

Phase I: August 13-16, 2019 | Phase III: February 18-20, 2020 at Lake Junaluska, NC

Appointments are coming... are you prepared to serve as an interim minister?

The Intentional Growth Center’s Intentional Interim Ministry Seminar at Lake Junaluska is the solution to your unintentional interim appointment.

The Intentional Growth Center is the pioneer in Transitional/Intentional Interim Ministry training in the UMC which continues to offer the training at its finest. IGC is recognized by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. In the past 15 years, IGC has trained nearly 600 interim ministers who represent over 40 states.

Interim Ministry Seminar graduates help congregations at a turning point face critical issues and prepare for a new, brighter future.

Each TIIMS Training is a three-phase process which spans six months. Phase I: four-day intensive orientation to the work of interim ministry. Phase II: six-month period of work in one’s home parish applying some of the learning of Phase I with mentoring by the instructors. Phase III: three-day gathering to integrate the learning of Phase I with the experiences of Phase II.

When is an Interim Minister needed?

  1. When a long-time pastor decides to retire. Interim ministers help the  congregation to adjust and prepare for another pastor.
  2. When a pastor dies suddenly.
  3. When there is an allegation or possibility of clergy misconduct.
  4. When a congregation has gone through a number of unproductive ministerial appointments.
  5. When a congregation is experiencing significant change or growth and needs some assistance.

The shock of a change like this calls for special leadership. Trained Interim    Ministers are there to help these congregations face issues in the short term which, if left unresolved, could undermine the mission of the church.


The cost of this training is $997.00 per person for all three phases. 5.0 CEU credits are given for successful completion of Phase III. 

You can host a TIIMS training in your own annual conference!

Contact Don Neal, TIIMS Coordinator, at 800-482-1442 or dneal@intentionalgrowthcenter.org.