The first cohort of Peer Learning Communities wraps up their time together this year. We are actively looking for members for our 2020-22 cohort.
We apprectiate your partnership in this endeavor, as those of you already in peer learning communities are both our best advocate and our best resource for interested clergy. We hope you will share the following information within your clergy groups.
Thriving in Ministry seeks clergy eager to strengthen the uniqueness of their ministry and leadership. An initiative funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and offered through Virginia Theological Seminary, Thriving in Ministry provides mentored peer learning for Episcopal priests in specific contextual cohorts. Our peer learning communities include: school focused ministries (school chaplains and rectors), new mission efforts (church planters, and community organizer and evangelist priests), women expanding in leadership (including cathedral deans), Ethnic Ministries priests (Asian, Latinx, and African American), and clergy couples. There are unique challenges, opportunities, strengths and capacities for each of these ministry contexts. We provide the space to dig deeply into these conversations and opportunities for growth. Through learning communities, we engage our knowledge and our experience to be fully alive and present as leaders who spread the reconciling love of Christ.
Required 3-day training conference in Cincinnati the last week of September, transportation & lodging covered through Thriving.
Total cost of the program is $600 ($300 per year + $15 service fees).