IMN Virtual Support Groups

As an transitional leader, 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

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 - Meets 2nd Monday at 11:30 am Eastern - Hosts: Kathy Keener and Andrew Cooley - START DATE: July 11, 2022 - Add $0.00
VSG B - Meets 2nd Wednesday at 12:00 pm - Hosts: John Van Haneghan and Catherine Griffith - START DATE: July 13, 2022 - Add $0.00
VSG C - Meets 3rd Thursday at 10:00 am - Hosts: Marty Homan and Alan Mead - START DATE: July 21, 2022 - Add $0.00
VSG D - Meets 2nd Friday at 11:00 am Eastern - Hosts: Lieve Van den Ameele and Steve Davis - START DATE: July 8, 2022 - Add $0.00
VSG E - Meets 4th Wednesday at 2:00 pm - Hosts: Eleanor Scarlett and Christina Paradela - START DATE: July 27, 2022 - Add $0.00
VSG F- Meets 1st Friday at 2:00 pm Eastern - Hosts: Terri Thornton and Erica Avena - START DATE: July 1, 2022 - Add $0.00
VSG G - Meets 3rd Wednesday at 3:00 pm Eastern - Hosts: Dave Clements and Sarah Fanning - START DATE: July 20, 2022 - Add $0.00
VSG H - Meets 2nd Monday at 1:00 pm Eastern- Hosts: by Katrina Palan and James West - START DATE: July 11, 2022 - Add $0.00
VSG International - meets 2nd Tuesday at 3:00 am Eastern - Hosts: by Lieve Van den Ameele and Neil Parker - START DATE: July 5, 2022 - Add $0.00

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