The Indiana Kentucky Conference Transitions Team (IKCTT)
The Indiana Kentucky Conference Transitions Team (IKCTT) assists congregations during times of transitions, This Team specializes in helping local congregations navigate the challenges and options that accompany a transition time. The vision of the IKC Transition Team is to nourish, resource, and challenge congregations experiencing transition in hope of discovering new and revitalizing expressions of life empowering ministry.
Members of the IKC Transition Team have served in IKC for at least 2 years, completed Basic Christian Coach training and participating in one or more transitional training events. The IKC Transitions Team oversees the ministry of three working groups of trained coaches:
- Bridge Team Coaches work with congregations experiencing a season of pastoral change preparing to enter the search and call process.
- Shared Ministry Team Coaches work with congregations exploring shared ministry with another UCC congregation or with a congregation in another denomination.
- Legacy Team Coaches work with congregations evaluating closure and a meaningful design of its legacy.
Getting Started: A congregational leader or pastor contacts the Associate Conference Minister (ACM) for Search, Call and Congregational Transitions to report that the congregation is entering a time of transition. The ACM will conduct an initial assessment to determine if a Bridge Team, a Shared Ministry Team, or a Legacy Team are best suited for this transition. The ACM will meet with the congregation and assign a coach to work with the congregation.
Email Rev. Ouellette about congregational transitions