Navigating Our Wilderness:  Managing Transitions as a Pastor in a Pandemic (in 2 parts)

October 6 & 13, 2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom meeting - the Zoom information will be sent by email


This has been a very difficult season of the Pandemic.  Navigating unchartered territory as a pastor has been challenging and demanding - but necessary.  This workshop (based on the book Managing Transitions by William Bridges) offers a paradigm for our leadership role in this ongoing era of transition.  Now, transition is different from change.  Transition is the psychological process people go through to come to terms with the new situation or change. 

So, transition is a process that starts with the ending, then uses the neutral zone (wilderness) creatively to embrace a new identity, which then allows the launching of a new beginning.  The workshop will use the example of Moses leading the people of God from Egypt, through the Wilderness, to the Promised Land.  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of transitions, as well as strategies to better manage this transition.

This interactive workshop for pastors will be held in 2 sessions of two hours each on October 6 and 13, 2021 (10 AM - noon EST, 9 - 11 AM CST).  It will be facilitated by Reverend Doug Anderson, Associate Director of Church Development.  Attendance at both sessions is required.  Registration is limited to 40 participants, since the format will be interactive on Zoom with breakout rooms for discussion.  This will also allow ample opportunity for sharing, questions, and discussion for engagement and learning. 


Cost:  $10.00 per person

Payment Information:  Visa and MasterCard accepted

Please print a copy of your registration for your receipt.

Check payments must be mailed within 7 days of registration.  Please include a copy of your invoice with your check.

Make checks payable to INUMC

Mail to:
Attn:  Lisa Timmerman
301 Pennsylvania Parkway, #300
Carmel, IN 46280

Registration deadline:  Maximum number of participants OR October 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm (whichever  comes first)

Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to by 11:59 pm on October 3, 2021 to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No refunds after this date.