National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors (NALIP) Training in Florida

The Florida-Georgia District (LCMS) is sponsoring the NALIP Basic Education for Intentional Interim Ministry course  in the Orlando, Florida area.  A detailed description of the three-phase, 60 contact hour course is found on the NALIP website at  Continuing Education Units will be available from the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis for a fee of $20. While pastors in this class will come primarily from this district, the training is open to all interested pastors. Direct questions about the content of the training to Ken Ruppar, Executive Director of NALIP at or (804)564-5389.

  • Phase I will be held August 14-18, 2017 at the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center in Oviedo, FL. Cost for single room lodging and meals (Monday – Friday) is $500.00. A commuter rate for meals (4 Lunches & 3 Dinners) without lodging is $150.00. Canterbury is located at 1601 Alafaya Trail Oviedo, FL 32765. Reservations for room and board are a part of your registration to the District Office and these fees will be paid to the Florida-Georgia District Office.
  • Phase II will be comprised of work to be completed between the training dates.
  • Phase III will be held February 5-9, 2018 at the FL-GA District Offices. The offices are located at the Citadel I Building, 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 500, Orlando, FL 32822-4410. The Florida-Georgia District has arranged for lodging at the Hampton Inn Orlando Airport located at 5767 T.G. Lee Blvd. Orlando, FL 32822, just a short walk from the District Office. Costs are $113.00 per night and paid directly to the hotel.  Meal costs (4 lunches and 3 dinners) for Phase III will be $175.00. This fee is to be paid to the Florida-Georgia District Office. On Wednesday evening we will encourage the class to eat at area restaurants.

Please note that the housing costs for the two resident phases are different.

The District Office will handle the registration and payments for the training. The fee is $1,045.00 per participant, which is for both Phase I and Phase III training.  Payment can be made with check payable to the FLGA District or by credit card on our website. 

To register, complete the form below.  More information about NALIP is available here.

For questions or further information on the training and arrangements please contact Kathy Keene, Administrative Assistant to President Walton, either by email, or by calling the office at (877) 457-5556 ext 8.