This course introduces students to the practice and tenets of interim ministry, with applications that can be applied in a broader pastoral ministry setting, as well. An interim pastor’s practices and lifestyle are covered, as well as the best practices of interim churches for using the interim time and for seeking a new pastor. A major emphasis is given to critical church issues that need addressing before a new pastor is called, as well as possible methodologies for addressing those issues. [This course allows the student to apply for membership in the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ professional network of interim pastors. It also fulfills the prerequisite training needed before applying in the Intentional Interim Ministry training at the Baptist General Convention of Texas.]

Credits: 2

Department: MFPMN - Pastoral Ministry