CHC and Belmont University present S.T.E.P.™ (Strategic Transition Education Program)- the next generation in interim ministry. This training is based on the principles developed by Russell Crabtree in Transition Apparitions: Why Much of What We Know about Pastoral Transitions Is Wrong. Crabtree uses an evidence-based approach that shows a one-size-fits-all approach ignores the uniqueness of each congregation.

Outdated models teach: Only S.T.E.P.™ provides:

·       More theory and less practical.

·       Cookie-cutter approaches.

·       Grief is the primary emotion in all transitions.


·       A practical approach based on systems theory.

·       How to perform systems assessments in any setting.

·       How to address the anxiety that happens in every ministry transition.

·       Follow up coaching for participants.

Who Should Participate:

Ministers looking to retool for a new chapter of ministry.

  • Experienced transition ministers who want to enhance their skills.
  • Judicatory officials who recognize the importance of transition ministry in their region.

Virtual S.T.E.P.™ Coming in Spring/ Summer 2021

After completing the program, feel confident in your ability to assess churches in transition and help them move toward a new future.  Know you can rely on a cohort of coaching peers who utilize the same approach in other contexts.

Cost: $1,000

Registration is required.  Zoom details will be provided to registrants.

For more information on upcoming trainings, contact: Bill Owen at