Training for Interim Pastors Coming Up

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A training conference to help prepare ministers for interim pastorates will be held March 27-28 at the Kentucky Baptist Building.

The Transitional Interim Pastor Training Workshop is designed for experienced ministers interested in helping guide churches through times of transition, said Karl Babb, leader of the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Leadership Development Team.

“Guiding a church through a time of transition between one pastor to the next can be both challenging and rewarding,” Babb said. “It’s not the same role as that of a permanent pastor and this workshop can provide tools the interim pastor will need for success.”

The workshop will cover such topics as the role and responsibilities of the interim pastor, the transition process, ways to assess the church’s history and current realities, strategic preparation for the church’s future, preaching and teaching during the interim, conflict management, congregational healing, supporting the search committee, preparing the church for the next pastor, and leaving gracefully.

The workshop hours (EST) on March 27 are 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., then 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 28. The Kentucky Baptist Building is located at 13420 Eastpoint Centre Dr., Louisville.

The workshop fee is $100 and is due by March 15. To register, go to

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