“Increasing Pastoral and Congregational Effectiveness in Order to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World”

Who We Are

IGC is seeking a Director

IGC is a ministry of The United Methodist Church whose mission is: To increase pastoral and congregational effectiveness to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World. We seek to develop lay and clergy leaders while enhancing the efficiency of both groups. We prayerfully do this through quality training throughout the denomination.
The person chosen will have a skill set to lead us in carrying out our mission and
core values with particular attention to development. We are open to laity and
clergy candidates; clergy candidates may be either Deacon or Elder.

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