About us

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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DOWNLOAD the Powerpoint of
Rev. Dianne Christopher’s TIIMSA History Presentation
from 2019 Gathering on March 27, 2019:

“TIIMSA – Where it all began”
Or DOWNLOAD the slide presentation as a PDF