Interim Ministry

Resources for the Interim Time


NHCUCC Interim Ministers Group

Meets monthly on the third Thursday, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

NHCUCC Conference Center
140 Sheep Davis Road; Pembroke, NH 03275

All serving in an interim setting in the NHCUCC are encouraged to attend.


Ministry in Times of Church Discernment and Closure:
Webinar for Intentional Interim Ministers
Presenters: Rev. Gail Irwin and Rev. Jonathan New
Thursday, September 28 - 2:30PM to 4:00 PM EDT


Serving a church discerning closure is a significant, challenging and unique experience for an intentional interim minister. This online presentation will discuss the theological foundations for helping a church re-shape or close and the unique role of the interim in this process.  The webinar will also present resources for this ministry; including: Toward the Better Country: Church Closure and Resurrection, and Living Legacy: Church Legacy and Closure Resource.

The webinar presenters are Reverend Gail Irwin, author of Toward the Better Country and Reverend Jonathan New, Associate Conference Minister for Stewardship & Financial Development, MA Conference. Both have interim ministry experience.  Reverend David Schoen, Minister for Church Closure and Legacy (CB&LF) will host this online Zoom webinar being sponsored by Association of United Church of Christ Intentional Interim Ministers (AUCCIIM); UCC Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization (MESA); United Church Funds (UCF) and UCC Church Building and Loan Fund (CB&LF).

Register now for this online Webinar for Intentional Interim Ministers.

Copies of the resources; Toward the Better Country (book) and Living Legacy (digital download) will be received by participants for a significant discount with the $10 registration cost.  Register by Friday, Sept. 15 in order to receive the resources before the webinar.  If you do not wish to receive the two resources; the cost of the webinar is $5.


Information for connecting with this online Zoom webinar will be emailed to participants once they register.


For more information or questions contact:
Reverend David Schoen, Minister for Church Legacy & Closure, UCC Church Building & Loan Fund
dschoen@ucc.org   216-736-3839


Statement of Consent
Background Self-Disclosure Form
Interim Ministry Handbook
Request for Interim Leadership Form
Interim Covenant Template
Criminal Background Check Instructions
Interim Ministry Profile