In 1981 IMN held its first conference at the St. Benedict Center in Madison Wisconsin. This conference provided a common ground for different denominations to meet to discuss new and innovative ideas for interim ministry.
Today IMN is still gathering on common ground with over 26 denominations gathering once a year to discuss what works and revise what does not work in a congregations during the transitional period.
Each conference provides well known Keynote speakers, inter-faith worship services and a wide range of workshops like: Sexual Misconduct, Asset Mapping, Small group Ministry, Conflict Management, Worship Styles, Self Care and many more.
These conferences provide time for each participant to gather within their denomination to discuss denominational policies and practices. There are many social times for the participants to do community building. Many participants look forward to these conference so they can re-connect with friends, develop new connections and learn new ways to enhance their ministry.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.~ Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
Just as the people in Exile experienced dislocation from Jerusalem, we too find hope in the words of the prophet. As Transitional Leaders, we are called to help our people find new ways. We do that by singing new songs, telling new stories, seeking new paths, and engaging new ways. Come join us as we support one another and find hope in the new.
Registration is OPEN for this virtual conference along with information about regional in-person options!
WHY DO YOU ATTEND THE IMN CONFERENCE? The Attendee Perspective
Love the long term access to video and thus being able to take all the workshops!
Zoom was well used and the email communications about the zoom was GRAND!” Pastor C. Hart
“Great theme. Plenary with breakouts worked well. Workshops were a good variety – I like the option of the open conversations. Optional social times and Laugh Ins were fun.
I met new people and built relationships as well as being stimulated by the conversations and presentations.” J. Stephens, UCCN
“Having been a first-time attendee at the IMN Annual Conference, let me encourage you to attend whenever you can. But first, let me give you some of my personal background.” Philip Miller (click on button below to read Philips’ reflection)