Equipping pastors to meet unique congregational needs!
TIIMSA.ORG is the official website of the Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry Specialists of The United Methodist Church.
Our purpose is to advance intentional interim ministry in The United Methodist Church by developing policies and approving curriculum, training, and continuing education for TIIMS practitioners and trainers.
We train experienced pastors to enter congregations at a time of transition or stress in their life and begin a structured visioning/healing process.
We resource trained clergy with an Annual Gathering and additional resources.
We build a community to assist and support one another beyond formal training.
We work with official United Methodist processes to certify practitioners of this ministry.
We welcome you to our website and invite you to expand the blessing of intentional ministry as it builds on the disciplined ministry foundation of our denominational beginnings.
• advocates for “interim” ministry in The United Methodist Church,
• trains TIIMS (Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry Specialists),
• builds community among TIIMS, and
• transforms local churches by repairing foundations and expanding horizons.
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For a timeline of TIIMSA’s growth, see
“TIIMSA: A History of Transitions”
by Rev. Dianne Christopher
DOWNLOAD the PDF Version
DOWNLOAD the Powerpoint Version
For a conversation about TIIMSA
with Lead Trainer, Rev. Dianne Christopher
listen to The Transitional Specialists Podcast:
“The History and Future of Interim Ministry
in the UMC”
CLICK HERE for EPISODE 5