Interim Ministry

Our interim ministry opportunity provides a bridge between a former staff or volunteer led ministry to a new vision for the future.

Congregations who are going through changes in their Children’s Ministry or Youth and Family Ministry are facing some important decisions. InterServe Ministries guides congregations in a way that opens up and promotes a healthy and intentional time to focus on the goals of the ministry and future growth opportunities. Young people, parents and volunteers come together to dream, create and implement a viable, Christ-centered ministry that is built from the congregation up.

Whether a new hire is in the future or there is a re-structure of staff responsibilities, InterServe Ministries will work individually with congregations to discover possibilities, work through current changes and plan for the future.

How an InterServe Ministries Associate serves in your congregation: 

InterServe Associates serve on-staff within a congregation for 6-12 months, depending on the unique needs of the ministry. 

During our time together, we will serve on staff to:

  • Sustain current ministries and programs.
  • Assist with Confirmation ministries.
  • Assist with Sunday school and child-hood faith development ministries.
  • Provide a calming presence during the interim time.
  • Partner with current committees or teams for planning and implementing events.
  • Work side by side with other staff and volunteers.
  • Embrace the congregation’s culture and community.

Our specialized ministry will:

  • Encourage opportunities for closure from former staff.
  • Create a “transition team” with congregation members who have gifts in children and youth ministry.
  • Guide the transition team through a discovery process, looking at purpose, objectives and dreams.
  • Facilitate discussion and gather feedback from the congregation through focus groups.
  • Provide training for adult leaders in children and/or youth ministries.
  • Explore ideas for implementing or improving risk and safety management for ministry.
  • Assist in developing an attractive ministry position description for a new staff person.