Interim Ministry

The time between pastors can be challenging for church leadership. Whether your church needs assistance in finding pulpit supply, suggestions for traditional interim, or would like to explore the Intentional Interim Ministry process there are resources available. We offer pastor search committee training, lists of available supply/interim ministers, and other materials to guide your leaders through the decisions that must be prayerfully made.

Intentional Interim Ministry: Many churches find that the Intentional Interim Ministry (IIM) can be helpful as they prepare to welcome a new pastor. This is a process led by a trained IIM pastor who leads the church through five focus points with the help of a transition team made up of church members. For more information about this process click here to print a brochure. You may contact gmccallister@absc.org or by phone at 501-376-4791 ext. 5103 (toll free in Arkansas at 800-838-2272) to schedule a presentation of the IIM process or to request copies of the brochure.

Pastor Search Committee Training: If your church would like a consultant to train your pastor search committee, contact Jimmie Sheffield at 800-838-2272, ext. 5103 (toll free in Arkansas) or email jsheffield@absc.org. The booklet, The Search Is On - Finding & Calling a Pastor, is available by calling Gwen McCallister at 800-838-2272 ext. 5103 or email gmccallister@absc.org.

Supply & Interim List: To obtain a list of men who are available to supply or serve as a short term traditional interim contact Gwen McCallister at the above mentioned phone or email address.