Welcome to Interim Pastor Ministries!
Tom Harris, Executive Director
Hi, I’m Tom Harris. My story is that in 1997, I interviewed for Pastor at a Tucson, AZ church. During that interview, I discovered that this church was struggling with unresolved issues. I recommended they slow down their search process and find an interim pastor to help them prepare for their future. They took me up on my proposal and called me to be their interim pastor. This first interim pastorate led me on an amazing journey, serving as Intentional Interim Pastor in nine churches in AZ, NC, CA, NE, GA and MI over fifteen years. Today I am the Executive Director of Interim Pastor Ministries.
Interim Pastor Ministries is a missional network of Interim Pastors who serve churches in pastoral transition.
Our goal is to serve, support and strengthen churches during their transitional season. We build a bridge from one pastor to the next with kingdom effectiveness and impact in view.
Interim Pastor Ministries (IPM) is a proven ministry.
We were begun in 1990. Rev. Turner Tallaksen and Dr. Arnie Conrad have preceded me as Executive Directors. In 25 years we have served over 1250 churches. We have 150 quality, evangelical Pastors on our staff. At any one time, 75+ churches are utilizing the service of one of our interim, staff pastors.
If you are a church seeking an interim pastor please call our Executive Director at
800-501-7117 or email him at: email@example.com
If you are a pastor interested in being trained and serving with IPM, email our Director of Pastor Procurement and Placement for our requirements and further details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 IPM Summit Leadership Training and Coaching Conference
June 11-13, 2018
Waybright Center, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
Renewing Your Church through Prayer and Preaching Featured Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Daniel Henderson
There is no registration fee for Denominational District Superintendents/Executive or Area Ministers and their spouses. If you are a denominational leader who would like to attend, please email email@example.com for your registration form.
This is an annual IPM continuing education form for all IPM members and any pastors, denominational leaders and those in ministry with an interest in topics of church health and interim ministry. We welcome all to attend!
**Please note: attendance at the Summit does NOT satisfy IPM's prerequisite training requirement for pastors interested in pursuing IPM membership.
Upcoming Training Dates
THIS TRAINING* IS FOR:
March 26-27 Boston, MA
April 4-5 Chicago, IL
August 23- 24 Phoenix, AZ
* By invitation only-screening and evaluation process required for attendance.
To be considered, please contact Todd@interimpastors.com