The Art of Transitional Ministry
October 18-22, 2021
This year Couples in Ministry, Small Church Pastor’s Retreat and the Art of Transitional Ministry will be offered all in the same weekend, known as Bread for the Journey.
Are you leading a congregation through a transition? If so, then this retreat is for you! Come out and build relationships while learning how to navigate these tough times.
Leading a congregation and faith community through transition is both challenging and rewarding. Whether it is a change in leadership or a changing neighborhood, it takes knowledge, skill, resilience and spiritual strength to navigate the waters of transition in a way that allows a congregation and its leaders to be open to possibilities, go deeper and thrive. The Art of Transitional Ministry offers education in the skills and understanding necessary for leading a congregation and faith community in transition. Leaders and participants come from several mainline traditions, which creates rich opportunities for additional learning.
This education is offered by the Transitional Ministry Education Consortium, a 20-year old group dedicated to offering up-to-date educational ministry for the PCUSA and other mainline denominations.
2021 leadership information coming soon!
We are working on updating the schedule for our 2021 Art of Transitional Ministry. Please peruse the schedule below, from 2019, as an example of some of the activities available for this retreat.
Cost and Housing
This conference is a certification course designed specifically for those serving in an interim, transitional or designated pastor role. After receiving your registration, a member of our team will contact you within seven business days to confirm additional details such as housing requests (roommates), dietary needs, t-shirt sizes, etc.
Single occupancy: $1,275
Double occupancy: $1,025
Spouse rate: $170
Commuter rate: $750
Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.
Full refund minus administrative fee up to $75 per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the amount paid toward other charges or future conferences.
What to Bring
Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer, rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.
Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.
If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.
Make sure to stop by the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly bookstore during your conference to pick out a souvenir!