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The Art of Transitional Ministry – Week 1 – G200231

Workshop ID: G200231
Dates: February 16, 2020 - February 21, 2020
Price: $1,295.00 - $1,495.00

Churches in the midst of change–whether that is a change in pastoral leadership, location or culture –have unique opportunities to explore who God is calling them to be and what God is calling them to do. Often it is up to the pastor to lead a congregation through this time of change and growth, and it can be challenging to know where to start. The vast majority of churches in the PC (USA) and other mainline denominations are small and struggling to know what it means to live out the gospel in ways that invite others to follow Jesus. This course will help the participants learn to lead adaptively — to analyze the congregational context, connect the congregation with needs in the community, and assume responsibility appropriately.

While this program will help pastors learn the work of the intentional interim/transitional leader, the overall purpose transcends that particular calling. All churches in the US, regardless of location or leadership, are in the midst of a cultural transition and the work of the pastor is to lead adaptively in these times of anxiety and change.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS EVENT BEGINS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 3PM AND ENDS AT NOON ON FRIDAY. In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must be present for the entire event. Please take this into consideration when making travel plans; Ghost Ranch is in a remote area, so it is more than an hour from Santa Fe and more than 2 hours from Albuquerque by car; it will take even longer if you choose to use a shuttle service from the airport. It is advisable for those serving in pastoral roles with congregations to use Sunday as a travel day and find coverage for your pulpit on that Sunday morning.

This is open to clergy and lay congregational leaders of any denomination. This workshop is considered Week 1 of the Art of Transitional Ministry, and provided in partnership with the Transitional Ministry Education Consortium of the PC (USA). More information can be found at:

Community will live and gather in premium lodging on the Upper Mesa and this course is limited to 12 participants.

Spouses/Partners are welcome – Non-Participant fee $395 per person (covers lodging in same room and meals).

Shuttle Times for this course:
Sunday, February 16 – 2:00 p.m. leaves from Santa Fe Sage Inn to Ghost Ranch
Friday, February 21 – 1:00 p.m. leaves from Ghost Ranch to Santa Fe Sage Inn
Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday
Opening Worship – 4:30 p.m. in Agape Worship
Dinner in the Dining Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Evening Programming
Departure Day:
Sessions until Lunch – closure with Lunch


Package Price
All Inclusive, Single Occupancy/Private Bath$1,495.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,295.00
Jennifer Hope Kottler

Rev. Jennifer Hope Kottler is a transitional ministry specialist, certified life and leadership coach, writer, retreat leader, yoga teacher and preacher who is passionate about assisting others to deepen their walk of faith and discover what

Mitch Coggin

Mitch Coggin is the Transitional Pastor at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Victoria, British Columbia. Celebrating the 40th year of his ordination, he has been a hospital chaplain, installed pastor, and transitional pastor. Mitch is a

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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