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.
Thriving in Ministry
Men Women LGBTQ+ persons Multi-cultural contexts Bi-vocational/Multi-vocational/Part-time Senior Pastors Associate Pastors Church planters Early Career Mid-Career Urban Suburban Rural Ecumenical/Interdenominational Millenials in ministry Late Career Clergy couples Post-Christian context Intentional Interim pastors Lay ecclesial ministers/Lay pastoral leaders (non-ordained)