New Brunswick Theological Seminary, the oldest theological seminary in the U.S., with a strong tradition and rooting in the Reformed Church in America, designed the WELL Program to create a collaborative and supportive community for African American pastors leading urban congregations and Latinx pastors launching new churches.
The program offers participants a wealth of personal, interactive, and educational resources. These include:
- The WELL Team: Developed by a core team of university and seminary professors and pastors, the project will include a financial consultant, a church generosity strategist, and an urban planner, and brings together pastors, in person or virtually, for learning sessions and conferences.
- WELL Learning Intensives: Via Zoom, these are structured learning activities that strengthen mental health and leadership skills.
- The WELL Conferences: Conducted by NBTS faculty and staff as well as experts in the fields of church stewardship and real estate and finance, these will be in person or conducted online via Zoom.
- The WELL Developmental Learning Plan (Capstone): At the end of each group’s first and second year, WELL fellows and/or WELL Teams will summarize their learning experiences and detail how these will be incorporated into their ministries.