Transitional Interim Pastor Training

When a Pastor moves on from a congregation, one of the first needs a church has is to find consistent pulpit supply and leadership during the time they are searching for a new long-term Pastor. An experienced, well-trained Transitional Interim Pastor will provide the kind of biblical teaching and wise guidance that these churches require.  They can help the church celebrate its heritage, deal with grief and conflict issues, grow healthier spiritually, gain a new perspective about the importance of reaching their community for Christ, develop new leadership and a strategy for growth, choose a qualified Pastor Search Team, etc.

At the SCBI Office and your local association office, there are often more requests from our churches for experienced Transitional Interim Pastors than we have trained Interims available. To help address this need, we’re offering Transitional Interim Pastor Training on Saturday, October 15 (9:00 AM-4:00 PM), in the Conference Room at the SCBI Office (7805 State Road 39, Martinsville). Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

            Understanding Pastoral Transition in the Life of the Church and the Role of the Interim

            Establishing a Covenant of Relationship with the Church

            Preaching as an Interim Pastor

            Working with a Leadership Team in the Church

            Assessing the Needs of the Church

            Prioritizing and Addressing the Needs of the Church

            Making Prayer a Priority in the Life of the Church

            Resolving Conflict in the Church

            Communicating with the Pastor Search Team

            Preparing for the New Pastor and Leaving Well

The cost of the training is $40 to cover materials and your lunch.  Register online by October 3 at TRANSITIONAL INTERIM PASTOR TRAINING.  For more information, contact John Horn at cell 812-454-6615 or



John Horn

All SCBI Training and Ministry Events scheduled through May 15 have been canceled.