Located in Harlem, New York City, City Seminary of New York seeks in its five-year grant to support its Thriving in Ministry Initiative project. This is an effort to cultivate an expansive community of pastoral practice across often disconnected ministries and church traditions in the metropolitan area. Through collaborative inquiry and praxis reflection groups, spiritual direction retreats, portraiture, and annual gatherings, City Seminary hopes to connect pastors in similar and different seasons of ministry to a community of support and encouragement. The project proposes to nurture clergy faith and spirituality, invite clergy to listen to their congregational members, explore the importance of their family and intergenerational interactions, and make space for them to reflect on their congregation’s mission and purpose in a complex and ever-changing urban setting. City Seminary will incorporate project activities into its ongoing graduate and non-degree programs and its operating budget. The overarching vision is to make Thriving in Ministry part of the fabric of our seminary life now and into the future.
Thriving in Ministry
New York, New York
Seminary or School of Theology
Associate Pastors Bi-vocational/Multi-vocational/Part-time Black/African American/African diaspora Church planters Clergy couples Early Career Ecumenical/Interdenominational Hispanic/Latino/a/x Intentional Interim pastors Late Career Men Mid-Career Millenials in ministry Multi-cultural contexts Multi-lingual context Retiring Senior Pastors Urban White Women Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander