Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a multidenominational evangelical theological school, requests a five-year grant to support its Thriving in Ministry in New England program. The theological school will create 21 cohorts of working pastors from across New England, including Gordon Conwell alumni, and gather them regularly to form relationships with mentors and peers and improve their overall spiritual, relational, emotional, physical and vocational health. Each cohort will be led by two pastoral mentors and address a particular career stage in ministry or specific congregational setting. Cohorts will meet for a three-year period, and activities will include fall retreats, gatherings in the winter and spring at Gordon Conwell, monthly group calls and semiannual learning development opportunities. Sustainability for this project will come from a combination of support raised from congregations and new donors - as well as from support generated from a new center devoted to coaching pastors and congregations.
Thriving in Ministry in New England
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