Thriving in Ministry Peer Learning Communities are dedicated to
Peer learning sustains clergy and enables them to thrive by providing
accountability, support, and challenge.
Thriving in Ministry at VTS Peer Learning Communities provide participants with ways to deeply understand themselves and how others perceive them they learn, adapt, and change. Participants share experiences and wisdom, with trained Thriving mentors offering insights.
Thriving in Ministry Peer Learning Communities are designed to be a safe place to grow your spiritual, personal, and vocational practices.
Thriving in Ministry participants become part of a Peer Learning Communities based on a shared ministry context. Priests who are at the same stage of their ministry or who are working in the same type of ministry are brought together with a mentor who shares that same ministry context.
During peer learning sessions, Thriving participants slide from their “shelves” the “books” of their experience, opening those books, and sharing insights with one another. Peer learners are thus “living libraries” for one another.
Together the group can explore an issue or event that one member has shared and consider it from multiple perspectives, considering solutions, identifying skills to be practiced, or strategies to be tried. Insights can form when peers hold one another accountable to follow through on the identified strategy or new skill being developed.
Peer Learning for All Types of Ministries
Read about the different Peer Learning Communities that have been formed since Thriving in Ministry launched in 2018.