LuTMA is the new name for NALIP which has been training Lutheran Intentional Interim Pastors for more than 25 yeas. Lutheran Transitional Ministry Association (LuTMA, formerly NALIP) touches this reality, encouraging curiosity and growth. Since 1997, we have worked with thousands of pastors and multiple partners nationwide. Our name change reflects our own ongoing process of transformation.
Over 300 transitional leaders are trained yearly with the IMN Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry Training program and the Annual Conference provides 3 days of seminars, workshops and keynote speakers, with the expertise in their fields of transitional ministry, practical transition applications, spirituality, human behavior, mission and vision, conflict management explored for over 35 years.
The Center’s goal for Interim Ministry training is to prepare leaders to help congregations make the most of the time between the departure of one pastor and the calling of another. The experience of hundreds of congregations and their leaders confirms that what is done in this transitional interlude greatly influences the formation of a solid ministry team with the new minister and congregation.
TMEC of the PCUSA Educational Events focus on building leadership skills for churches and communities experiencing transition, led by practitioners in a committed learning community. We strive to make all of our events denominationally and racially inclusive, as we value the diversity of our faith and the voices within it. Faculty is experienced and trained and there are many venues available.
A closed group dedicated to supporting and encouraging interim ministry in the ELCA, this page is a safe place to share questions and engage this ministry with other trained practitioners. A few questions are asked before a request to join is accepted.