Interim Ministry



SAVE THE DATE: Rev. Dr. Bruce Hartung to Speak at Three Rivers Retreat 


Dr. Bruce Hartung will be the main retreat leader at the 24th Annual Interim Ministry Retreat at St. Anthony’s Retreat Center in Three Rivers, California.  The dates are January 20-22, 2020. Dr. Hartung, Professor Emeritus from Concordia Seminary St. Louis has been a frequent speaker and participant at many of our National Interim Ministry Conferences.  He is an engaging speaker and we can look forward to his insights regarding the work and impact of Intentional Interim Pastors. Though the retreat was originally planned as continuing education for interim Pastor’s many others have joined us for this educational experience, including circuit visitors, settled pastors and others interested in Interim Ministry.  Complete information and registration will be forth coming, available on the PSD Website.  But for now save these dates and consider joining a group of dedicated pastors who will gather to learn and to fellowship together.


Thinking about serving as an Intentional Interim now or in the future?


The LCMS Council of Presidents standard for training and credentialing is via the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors (NALIP) or the pan-denominational Interim Ministry Network (IMN).


The NALIP training includes two, on-site weeks separated by a fieldwork experience of about 6 months.


Training sites across the nation and course description are listed on the NALIP website. The training provides for and will also benefit deacons, deaconesses and lay ministry leaders who are working in the area of transition ministries in some districts.


For more information contact:


Rev. Richard Paul

PSD Director of Interim Ministry


Rev. Peter Alexander

NALIP Dean of Faculty


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