Important Conference Update: This event has been moved from August 2020 to February 28-March 5, 2021. At this point, we will plan for an on-site conference and the additional planning time will also give us a chance to think about a virtual offering and if that is a viable option for this conference. Of course, we will base decisions on conditions and government regulations, as well as the quality of the program. If you cannot attend in the spring, we will offer you a refund. Please contact Susan Akduman by email or by phone at 828.419.9829 with your decision about attending. She can either transfer your registration or process your cancellation.
Leading a congregation and faith community through transition is challenging and rewarding. It is recognized both in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and in other denominations as a specialized ministry. 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.