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Equipping leaders to navigate pathways of change

for the church in the 21st century.

2024 Courses Offered Through TMEC


  • February 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 2024 from 10:00-1:30 EST:

      TRANSITIONAL MINISTRY PATHWAYS (formerly Pittsburgh Seminary) (online)

      The Art of Transitional Ministry – Part 1 

      virtual  Click here  for more information.

  • March 11-15, 2024

  •       Synod of Lakes and Prairies – (Online)

       The Art of Transitional Ministry – Week 1 

      virtual – Click here for more information

  • ​​May 13-17, 2024

      "MALT" – Synods of Mid America & Lincoln Trails (@Mercy Center, St. Louis, MO)

       The Art of Transitional Ministry – Weeks 1 & 2 

       in-person – Click here for more information

  • July 14-19, 2024

      Zephyr Point (Lake Tahoe, NV)

       The Art of Transitional Ministry – Weeks 1 & 2 and Spouse track

       in-person – Click here for more information

  • August 11-16, 2024

   Montreat Camp and Conference Center (Montreat, NC)

       The Art of Transitional Ministry – Week 1, Week 2, Spouse Track 

       in-person – click here for more information

  • August 18-22, 2024

     Calvin Center – (Atlanta, GA)

       The Art of Transitional Ministry – Week 1 

      in-person – Click here for more information

  • September 8-13, 2024

      Highlands Camp and Conference Center (Allenspark, CO)

       The Art of Transitional Ministry – Week 1 

       in-person – registration coming soon

  • October 21-25, 2024

      Mo-Ranch (Hunt, TX)

       The Art of Transitional Ministry – Week 1 

       in-person – Click here for more information

As dates are confirmed for additional 2024 and 2025 courses, they will appear here.


TMEC educational events focus on building leadership skills for churches and communities experiencing transition, led by practitioners in a committed learning community.

Here are some of our most asked questions...

What skills might I learn at a TMEC event?

Here are just a few of the topics we will cover in each of our educational events:

  • Family Systems Theory


  • Exploring context/cultural dynamics

  • Adaptive Change


  • Group Dynamics


  • Conflict Management​

How much does a TMEC event cost?

Each site that hosts these events sets its own costs and often depends on the housing option chosen. Please contact each site directly to inquire about costs for their event.

Where are the TMEC educational events being held?

Here is listing of the locations and organizations that are part of TMEC. To learn more about the education event at a particular site, click on the name below.

Who serves as faculty for these events?

The Transitional Ministry Education Consortium is a group of transitional pastors, associate pastors, bi-vocational pastors, mid-council leaders, coaches and other transition professionals who are committed to the mission and ministry of the church of Jesus Christ. While our ranks are made up largely of Presbyterians (PCUSA), we have been expanding our base to include United Methodists, Lutherans (ELCA), Disciples of Christ and clergy from the United Church of Christ. We strive to make all of our events denominationally and racially inclusive, as we value the diversity of our faith and the voices within it.

All of our faculty members have years of experience (in some cases, decades!)  in transitional ministry settings as interim or transitional pastors, associate pastors, spouses of transitional pastors, or interim/transitional mid-council and governing body executive staff. Each year, we come together as a consortium for continuing education on best practices in transitional ministry so that we can provide the most relevant training on issues facing transitional and interim church leaders.

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