Interim Ministries

3-Day Basic Interim Ministry Training
April 1-3, 2019
at Camp Christian

3-DayTraining for UCC & DOC Pastors wanting to serve as Interim Ministers in Ohio

Many Congregations find themselves at a Threshold moment that could take them from Surviving to Thriving? This Interim Ministry Training could help you lead that transition. Ever thought of Interim Ministry as a calling? The Interim Ministry Working Group is holding their Spring 2019 Training April 1-3 at Camp Christian in Marysville, Ohio. If you’ve ever thought you might be interested in Interim Ministry, you invited to consider this training offered to all UCC and DOC clergy in Ohio. It will help you with your discernment and prepare you for this important ministry.

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This Training will help participants learn about:

  • The five developmental tasks of interim ministry
  • The five process tasks for interim ministers
  • Discerning the call to serve as an interim minister
  • The ethics of interim ministry
  • How to start and finish interims
  • Working with the denominational judicatory while serving as an interim
  • Helping the members of a congregation solve their problems without feeling the interim pastor has to solve the problems singlehandedly 

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for any pastor (Disciples of Christ or United Church of Christ) interested in serving as an interim minister in Ohio.  The period of transition that occurs while a congregation searches for a settled pastor can be an especially fruitful time.  It is during this time that the church has an important opportunity to do the work of reevaluating, refocusing, healing, and “cleaning up.”  The interim time is much more than just a period of biding time; it is a time of making valuable preparations that can strengthen the church’s ministry for many years to come.  If you have an interest in helping congregations in transition, this workshop can be your first step in developing that ministry.


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congregations in the 21st century
Presenter Rev. Nayiri Karjian

Monday, May 6, 2019 • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Camp Christian
10335 Maple Dell Rd, Marysville, OH 43040

The event is Presented by Ohio’s Interim Ministry Working Group for ALL pastors 

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The landscape of ministry in the local setting continues to change dramatically with increased pace. This phenomenon has roots in a larger context of the Church as well as in centuries of tradition and history.

The gathering will provide a perspective about the larger context of the Church, especially in relation to former mainline congregations. It will explore shifts in society and culture that in-fluence the congregations we serve; shifts in church culture and its implications on ministry in the 21st century as we strive to remain faith-ful to the Gospel and relevant to the world in which we live.

For questions or more information contact:
Ralph Wearstler
440-289-8219 - RevRalphW@sbcglobal.net

These Training Events are Sponsored by the Interim Ministry Working Group

     The Interim Ministry Working Group is a ministry of both the Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church in Ohio (Disciples of Christ).   Our purpose is to lift up a vision of Interim Ministry and its value for vital congregational life.  We are charged with supporting Interim Ministry and Interim Ministers within our two denominations.  Among other things, we provide regular training events and administer the Rezash Fund which financially supports the work of interim ministry in Ohio.



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Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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