Transitional Ministry Training is a joint venture of the trainers and Amigo Centre, in consultation with Mennonite Church USA, Mennonite Church Canada and the four Great Lakes area conferences.
Registration requires a letter of recommendation for training from a conference minister, and the completion of a readiness assessment prior to the training event. The intended outcome is greater self-understanding regarding the nature and demands of transitional ministry. Assessment results help to establish learning goals for the event, and future professional development.
Participants are encouraged to prepare by reading one of four recommended books. A list will accompany registration confirmation.
In-depth instruction in the developmental and process tasks of transitional ministry is integrated with critical incident case studies. Extensive resources for future transitional ministry are provided.
Curriculum includes: - Unique dynamics of Transitional Ministry - Assessing fit for Transitional Ministry - Transitional Minister Tasks: Enter the System Analyze congregation as an emotional system Focus and Assume responsibility Stay connected with judicatory Exit and Evaluate - Congregational Tasks: Review Heritage Clarify Identity, establish vision Evaluate leadership structure in light of vision Clarify external connections Prepare for new leadership
Registration is $500 (online training) or $600 (on site training) and includes:
the pre-training assessment and written response;
18 hours of training
Three hours of post-training coaching, to be used at the participant’s discretion
begins at 9 am on Monday and concludes by 4 pm on Wednesday
Conference Staff may audit the training for $300 (online) $400 (on site)