Interim Ministry training is a three-phase event led by one or two experienced trainers for up to twenty participants. Phase I begins with a four-day gathering to introduce concepts, tools and techniques used in short-term, intentional, pastoral leadership. [deleted some things here] Additionally, participants are taught how to do CPR – how to write a “Change Process Report.”  

The participants return to their ministry settings for a four to six month mentored practicum during which they will initiate the assessment process and program changes.   They will write about two of their experiences, at least, in CPR form.  During Phase III, each participant presents two CPRs for group analysis and discussion.

Candidates for IIM training must be recommended by bishops or superintendents before enrollment and Districts or Annual Conferences are encouraged to underwrite the cost of this training to demonstrate support of those willing to serve in this specialized ministry.

Intentional Interim Training Seminar: 2020 Registration (Phase I June 9-11, 2020)

Whether you are interested in serving as an intentional interim in the future, or you would like to improve your skills in transitional needs – conflict, grief, needs assessment in your current setting, this seminar covers important topics for the health and vitality of the congregation.

For more information on Upcoming Training Events:

Email TIIMS@txcumc.org

Or visit TIIMSA web site:  TIIMSA.org


The Texas Conference Intentional Interim Ministry training program exceeds the standards set by the Transitional/Intentional Interim Ministry Specialists Association. 

Rev. Bonnie Osteen 

Reverend Bonnie Osteen is an ordained elder and has served as a pastor for six churches and once as an associate pastor for the Texas Conference, where she is a member.  She completed her T.I.I.M.S. training in 2010 and was granted the Ecclesiastical Approval by GBHEM in 2012. Since then, she has served an additional ten congregations as an intentional interim minister. Rev. Osteen specializes in identification of the stress and anxiousness in a system and offering conflict management. 

In 2015, Rev. Osteen was appointed as the Director of Intentional Interim Ministry in the Texas Conference. She is passionate about helping congregations and pastors through transitional changes in a positive direction.

Intentional Interim Training Seminar: 2020 Registration (Phase I June 9-11, 2020)

For more information on Upcoming Training Events:

Email TIIMS@txcumc.org

Or visit TIIMSA web site:  TIIMSA.org