Grace Theological Seminary (GTS) is building the Charis Collective for Thriving Leaders (CC), an organic network of leaders from Charis Fellowship partner organizations formed to collaborate in the flourishing of church planters and small church revitalization pastors. The Charis Collective's primary initiative is the establishment of the Center for Thriving Leaders at GTS. The Center will facilitate mentor-based cohorts, annual events, ongoing training events, digital resources, and academic programs geared toward equipping pastors and encouraging their spouses.
Leaders from the Charis Collective will participate on an advisory board for the Center and lend their expertise as cohort mentors, speakers, and contributors. As a result of participating, church planters, small church revitalizers, and pastors-in-training will develop the skills, competencies, and relationships needed for thriving in ministry. Grace Theological Seminary believes this program will contribute to the flourishing of local churches within the Charis Fellowship, expand the reach of the gospel in North America, and develop a new generation of seasoned pastors who, in turn, mentor fellow pastors.