North Park Theological Seminary’s Thriving in Ministry grant is focusing on three main areas: Thriving Prophetically, Thriving Spiritually, and Thriving Vocationally. Our goal is to develop and implement programs and initiatives that will support our pastors in these key areas of their ministry. We intend to do this by: Developing peer-mentoring programs; Providing opportunities for pastors to explore the connection between their pastoral calling and social issues facing the church and world today, and; Creating continuing education opportunities for trained spiritual directors who are either themselves pastors or are providing spiritual direction to pastors, helping them enhance their interior life. To fulfill this goal we are committed to working with our pastors to determine how best we can serve them in reaching this goal and ensuring that the efforts we invest in through this grant will have a long lasting impact on the ability of our pastors to thrive in ministry.
Thriving in Ministry
Men Women Multi-cultural contexts Senior Pastors Associate Pastors Early Career Mid-Career Urban Suburban Rural Ecumenical/Interdenominational Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander Black/African American/African diaspora Hispanic/Latino/a/x White Late Career Clergy couples Lay ecclesial ministers/Lay pastoral leaders (non-ordained) Incarcerated persons/Prison ministry context