Two new ministry offerings

May 30, 2014

*Intentional Interim Ministry Training* begins in September 2014

The Institute for the Practice of Ministry at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Is pleased to offer Intentional Interim Ministry training to pastors:

- who are mature in ministry, whose leadership skills are proven, who are called to connect their specialized gifts and graces to congregations with special transitional needs on a short- term basis (six months to three years), who are able to do ministry under pressure and prefer to re-set a congregation’s course swiftly and surely, and who enjoy providing leadership that restores and renews a congregation spiritually and procedurally.

If this describes your leadership style as well as your sense of call, this training is for you!

Click HERE for the brochure.

To Register: First, contact your District Superintendent to learn about interim ministry within your Conference.

Then contact Diane McClanahan, Director of the Institute for the Practice of Ministry at Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, 515-251-6667 or

Registration Deadline:  August 15, 2013

*Pastoral Care Specialist Program offered by The Institute for the Practice of Ministry* 2nd Tuesday of each month September 2014 - June 2015

The Institute for the Practice of Ministry provides a variety of opportunities to clergy and ministering professionals for professional support and instruction, including: 

- an extensive list of topics for adult education programs within congregations, a two-year Pastoral Care Specialist Program, designed for religious professionals and lay persons involved in pastoral care ministries, PrairieFire, a two-year program of spiritual renewal and formation, with an optional third year practicum experience leading to a certificate in the ministry of spiritual direction, consultations with congregations, clergy, and staff regarding collegial relationships, conflict resolution, and personal spiritual growth issues, coaching clergy regarding leadership, pastoral care, and/or other aspects of their ministry, vocational discernment, or professional growth, spiritual direction with a trained and experienced professional, for both clergy and congregants clergy candidate evaluations.

Click HERE for the brochure.

For additional information on either program contact: Rev. Diane McClanahan, Director of the Institute for the Practice of Ministry, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, 8553 Urbandale Ave. Urbandale, IA 50322 phone: (515) 251-6667


Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is an independent, not-for-profit counseling organization. For over 40 years, the Center has been providing counseling, training, education, and consultation services to individuals, families, businesses, educators, and religious and mental health professionals. The Center is committed to offering the healing and hope available through psychotherapy to anyone dealing with the challenges of life.

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
8553 Urbandale Avenue Urbandale, IA 50322 (515) 274-4006