The Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, affiliated with the Episcopal Church, requests five-year grant to support its Flourishing Pastors: A Wholistic Systems Approach program, an effort that seeks to provide for the flourishing of newly ordained clergy serving in rural, small congregations in the diocese. The program will provide individual mentors for all newly ordained clergy and those new to the diocese, host monthly regional clergy groups for spiritual formation and support, organize diocesan clergy retreats and conferences to sharpen leadership skills, encourage and support spiritual direction and coaching for clergy, and conduct regular leadership development programs for teams of parish clergy and lay leaders. To sustain this effort, the diocese will incorporate the program into its operating budget and raise funds from new donors.
Flourishing Pastors: A Wholistic Systems Approach
Bi-vocational/Multi-vocational/Part-time Early Career Ecumenical/Interdenominational Late Career Lay ecclesial ministers/Lay pastoral leaders (non-ordained) LGBTQ+ persons Men Mid-Career Millenials in ministry Multi-cultural contexts Post-Christian context Retiring Rural Senior Pastors Suburban Urban Women