IMN Virtual Support Groups (VSG)

As an transitional leader (settled, interim, lay, judicatory) you may be in an area where you have access to local denominational support groups – and others are in areas where they are isolated from colleagues. With the wonders of technology – specifically Zoom, IMN has built a community to connect transitional pastors/leaders, for exchange of ideas and encouragement. The support groups are free to IMN members and are offered through the guidance of the IMN Member Support Team.

Goals/context:

  • Connect interim pastors to support one another by sharing intentional interim experiences
  • Develop relationships among IMN members
  • Problem solve together
  • Share experience
  • Mutually support one another emotionally, spiritually, vocationally
  • Lessen isolation

General information:

  • Groups are ecumenical
  • Groups are co-hosted by a pair of IMN members
  • Groups meet for 1 ½ hours, once a month
  • IMN staff schedule the monthly calls with Zoom and send each member of the group an email with the log-on information for the next meeting
  • Members need to have internet access and technology (computer, tablet, phone) to access video meetings. (Later, we may begin a voice-only meeting, if there is demand to meet without seeing each other)
  • Each group is limited to ten IMN members, so that all may participate in the conversation
  • There is no charge to participate in IMN Virtual Support Groups
  • Members are expected to participate in each call, unless they contact a co-host in advance

DON’T WANT TO COMMITT TO A MONTHLY GROUP?

Join IMN in a weekly Friday Conversation Drop In – 4:00 to 5:30 PM Eastern

  • connect with fellow transitional ministers
  • learn from each other
  • share stories
  • be in a community
  • pray together
Rev. James West, ELCA will be your host.
Requirements:
Space is limited.

Sign up Below to connect to a VSG.

IMN is now inviting members to join the next offerings of Virtual Support Groups. While we will continue to accept members to the groups, once a group has started, any requests will be held until new VSGs are announced.

  • Choose the VSG that fits your schedule. 
  • Then add to cart and then check out. 
  • The shopping cart will collect information about you. 
  • There is no payment required.
  • Make sure you keep a copy of your registration.

We will respond with confirmation that you have a spot in the VSG you chose. IMN Virtual Support Groups are video-conference gatherings of people who share common experiences, situations, problems or conditions. On these calls, members offer and receive practical and emotional support related to the practice of transitional/interim ministry.

Join today, spaces fill up fast!

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS
VSG A – Hosted by Paul Balaban and Kathy Keener; Meets 2nd Monday at 11:30 Eastern Begins January 9, 2023 (2 spaces) - Add $0.00
VSG B – Hosted by Clara Young and Catherine Griffith; Meets 2nd Wednesday at 12:00pm Eastern Begins January 11, 2023 (6 spaces) - Add $0.00
VSG C – Hosted by Marty Homan and Alan Mead meets 3rd Thursday at 10:00 am Eastern Begins January 19, 2023 (3 spaces) - Add $0.00
VSG D – Hosted by Lieve Van den Ameele and Steve Davis; Meets 2nd Friday at 11:00 am Eastern Begins January 13, 2023 (1 space) - Add $0.00
VSG E – Hosted by Eleanor Scarlett and Christiana Paradela; Meets 4th Wednesday at 2:00 pm Eastern Begins January 25, 2023 (6 spaces) - Add $0.00
VSG F – Hosted by Theresa Thornton and Erica Avena; Meets 1st Friday at 2:00 pm Eastern Begins January 6, 2023 (5 spaces) - Add $0.00
VSG G – Hosted by Dave Clements and Sarah Fanning; Meets 3rd Wednesday at 3:00 pm Eastern Begins January 18, 2023 (Waiting list) - Add $0.00
VSG H – Hosted by Katrina Palan and Julie Harris; Meets 4th Thursday at 7:00 PM Eastern Begins January 26, 2023 (8 spaces) - Add $0.00
VSG International – Hosted by Lieve Van den Ameele and Neil Parker; Meets 1st Tuesday at 3:00 am Eastern Begins January 3, 2023 (7 spaces) - Add $0.00

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