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When a congregation finds itself in a time of transition because of the departure of their minister, an interim minister can provide needed help and guidance. A group of Interim Ministers from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ (Led by the Interim Ministry Working Group [IMWG])] provides valuable resources, training and support of interim ministry and those interested in interim ministry in order to create vital congregational life.

For more information about support and resources for interim ministry in the Heartland Conference, click here.

For questions and requests for additional information, please contact Rev. Ralph Wearstler at revralphw@sbcglobal.net.

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Learn about your community with MissionInsite

Developing strategies that effectively carry out your congregation’s mission is no easy task in today’s ever-changing world. Not only do you need quick and easy access to information that gives you an understanding of your church’s community and the people who live in your mission area, you also need to understand how they relate to one another. That’s where MissionInsite comes in!

The Heartland Conference, along with the national setting of the UCC and other conferences, has contracted with MissionInsite to provide this ministry tool to every congregation within our conference at no additional charge to the local setting (thank you, OCWM monies).

You can access this valuable tool by logging in to http://missioninsite.com and following the Heartland Conference Registration Instructions (PDF — can be printed for reference before you start).