Thriving in Ministry
The Center for Courage & Renewal will use its Circle of Trust® approach to help pastoral leaders develop and nurture the collegial relationships vital to thriving in ministry and sustaining the work of faithfulness. We will create and convene five communities of practice made up of twenty-five early career clergy and six to eight seasoned clergy and trained facilitators each. These communities will gather for three, multiple-day retreats and monthly, small group peer learning calls over the course of a year-long program. To sustain this project, the Center will incorporate the project into its operating budget and seek funding through partnerships, grants, individual donations, and project revenue.
Associate Pastors Bi-vocational/Multi-vocational/Part-time Church planters Clergy couples Early Career Ecumenical/Interdenominational Intentional Interim pastors Late Career Lay ecclesial ministers/Lay pastoral leaders (non-ordained) LGBTQ+ persons Men Mid-Career Millenials in ministry Multi-cultural contexts Post-Christian context Rural Senior Pastors Suburban Urban Women