All programs have a common core of principles as a foundation for effective Christian leaders. These are:
- A healthy spiritual life including attention to spiritual disciplines.
- An understanding of family systems theory, leadership through differentiation and how one's own family of origin affects one's ability to lead.
- A plan of self-care to promote physical & emotional well-being.
- An ability to manage a variety of competing demands to stay focused on the things that have the most impact.
CCE programs also focus on practical aspects of spiritual leadershp such as preaching, administration, pastoral care, theology/doctrine and sacraments.
Congregational Development Programs
A Leadership Development Program designed for those serving as Part-Time Local Pastors and Certified Lay Ministers. It is comprised of a weekend retreat and four online courses.
Clergy Development Programs
Clergy Excellence: Residency in Ministry Track
Next Program Cohort Begins: August 2017
A retreat-based residency in ministry program for Provisional Clergy Members of the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference. There are three (3) four-day, three-night retreats each conference year.
Clergy Excellence: Renewal Track
Next Cohort Begins: August 2018
A retreat-based program that combines spiritual formation and professional development designed to renew and re-tool. There are three (3) four-day, three-night retreats over a conference year.
Clergy Excellence: Leadership Track
Program Begins: October 2018
A retreat-based program to develop clergy as excellent spiritual leaders, and equip clergy to face 21st-Century challenges. This program has trained over 200 clergy leaders across the U.S. There are four (4) four-day, three-night retreats over an 18-month period.
Clergy Spiritual Renewal
Next Cohort Begins: April 2018
A course in spiritual development and prayer for clergy. This two-part program is designed by clergy for clergy, and has been approved by the Pen-Del Conference for 4 CEU’s.
Next Program: March 2019 (dates TBD)
Designed to help clergy who plan to retire in the next two years or those who have retired in the last two years to develop an intentional path to a meaningful and joy-filled retirement.
Pecometh Silent Retreats
Many clergy take advantage of our Silent Retreats as a time for personal prayer and renewal. Participants experience a daily rhythm of prayer, simple meals, communing with God in nature, communion, and spiritual direction.
Come for the day, stay a few days, or stay all week!