Ordained leaders develop throughout their lives. Over time, they hone clearer insights, abilities, skills, and habits, but they also run the risk of plateauing, stagnating and resorting to “auto-pilot.” Typical continuing education programs focus on short-term bursts of new learning, and while inspiring, do not yield long-term growth. Priests need spaces where they can focus on their distinct challenges and develop new skills. Not once a year, but continuously. Not alone, but with mentors and alongside peers.
In Thriving in Ministry, we reignite excitement and commitment for continuing growth through sustained learning relationships with highly skilled MENTOR-COACHES and colleagues in PEER-LEARNING groups as they encourage ongoing development through self-assessment, experiential learning, and purposeful practice.