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 undertanding 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.
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.
March 22-23, 2018
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!