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Welcome to TMEC! 
An Educational Resource for pastors considering a call to transitional ministry.
For the October 2019 to September 2020 Schedule and flyer, click here.

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:

  • Strategies for Transitional Ministry

 

  • Family Systems Theory

 

  • Group Dynamics

  • Conflict Management

 

  • Negotiating Change

 

  • Worship in the Transitional Context

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.

Summer campsite in Oregon

Stately trees surrounding a natural prayer labyrinth.