Interim/Transitional Training Partnerships
A single church, a local foundation or charitable individual, a regional denominational office or an ecumenical ministerial association may want to support affordable professional education by raising local charitable funds to offset a portion of student tuition. For most local training programs, IMN might set a fund-raising goal of $3-5,000 per event in order to provide some tuition help for all attendees.
Event hosting programs may, of course, be combined with site hosting in order to provide the most efficient pricing. Support may also be given by providing free or low cost promotion through church publications or Websites.
Fees can be earned by the participating organization for funds obtained through their efforts and by attendance obtained through their promotion. Fees may be taken in cash and/or tuition credits. Funding must be in place before final course tuition is announced.
Denominations, regional associations or seminaries with Life-Long Learning programs may wish to create a transition skills course designed specifically for their needs and local interests. IMN material is designed in one-hour modules and can be assembled to meet any agenda. The courses may be lengthened or shortened to fit any schedule. The participation of local guest instructors or assistants is encouraged.
Recent examples are a course designed specifically for rural lay pastors and one designed for urban pastors in their first three years of ministry.
Co-op courses require specific agreement as to the division of responsibilities. Tuition price is determined by the required net return after all party’s expenses have been paid. Contact the office for further conversations.
Guidelines for IMN Programs
Classes require a room in which as many as 50 adult students can comfortably participate. Some breakout space would be helpful but not required. The ability to serve coffee breaks is needed. Lunch can be done off premise, by caterers or with the help of church members. Ease of access, nearby affordable lodging and abundant parking are distinct assets.
Bookings are made 3-6 months in advance.
- One contact person.
- Group has the ability to collect and organize participants.
- A non refundable deposit of $200.00 be made at the time of booking.
- Website links be established.
- Easy access to highways and Airports.
- 2 to 3 star hotels near meeting space.
- Moderate-prices restaurants in walking distance
- Free parking
- Retreat center must have 24 hour service.
- Classroom with writing tables and chairs with a capacity up to 50.
- Adequate handicap access.
- Separate Break and Dinning space.
- Restrooms adjacent to the class area.
- Internet access.
- Meet all American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.