Pentecostal Theological Seminary seeks a five-year grant for partial support of the PTS Thrive program. This effort will provide coaching and mentoring for younger Pentecostal pastors and offer guidance and support to early and mid-career pastors who are facing challenging pastoral transitions or seeking to extend their congregations’ ministries into their communities. Program activities include: a new system for administrative bishops to coordinate placement of new pastors in Church of God congregations; the cultivation and preparation of mid- and late-career pastors to serve as mentors for their younger colleagues; the matching of younger clergy with seasoned mentors; and the facilitation of regular opportunities for pastors to engage one another in person and online. To sustain this program, the seminary will develop a fee structure for second and third year participants and increase the number of participating pastors to 300 by the final year of the grant.
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