Interim/Transitional Ministry Education Week 1, 2023


Embodying Transitional Leadership Today: Person, Place, Purpose, and Possibilities

NOVEMBER 13-17, 2023

To be held at Union Presbyterian Seminary

Paisley Hall
1204 Palmyra Ave

Richmond, Virginia 23227


This training week satisfies the Week 1 Interim/Transitional Ministry training credential required by most church councils within the PC(USA). Other denominations may recognize the Interim/Transitional Ministry training as well, so please feel free to inquire. This event is open to all, no matter denomination affiliation.

The training begins on Monday, November 13, at 1:00 p.m. ET, and ends on Friday, November 17, by 11:30 a.m. ET.

The week includes two required evening sessions on Monday and Thursday, both over dinner. The evening sessions will conclude by 7 p.m. 

The course includes core curriculum identified by TMEC (Transitional Ministry Education Consortium) and will cover the following topics: 

  • Effective leadership approaches in transition 
  • Tools and tasks to help prepare congregations for a new pastor
  • Navigating systems, conflict, and power dynamics
  • Theological and spiritual elements of times of transition, including opportunities and limits of worship and preaching
  • Building and leading a culture of exploration, discernment, and discovery

Registration for this event is limited to 25 people. Once we have reached maximum capacity, a waiting list will be started. 


This fee includes five meals, snacks, and at least 1 resource (see "Agenda" tab for info on meals that will be included)


Limited housing on campus is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may select housing, for an additional cost, during registration. On-campus housing includes single and double occupancy rooms, with each room having a private bath. The current cost per night for one person is $50. The cost per night for two people in a room (shared room) is $37.50 per night, per person. If you are interested in on-campus lodging, during the registration process there will be a "Hotel Reservation" page/tab. For more details on housing, please click the "More Info" link next to "On-Campus Lodging" during the registration process.

If you try to register for housing and would like a single or double occupancy room but it indicates that your room choice is not available, please send an email to to verify occupancy status.

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