Clergy Excellence: Leadership Track

This two-year program is based on the successful program implemented at Perkins School of Theology, the North Central New York Conference and the Greater New Jersey Conference. It is limited to 15 participants.

The cost for the program is $5,980 which includes all textbooks, program materials*, as well as room and board for all four sessions.

A deposit of $500 is reqested at the time of regstration. to hold your place in the program. The balance of $995 for the first session is due March 30, 2019. The $1,495 cost for each of the remaining sessions is due 30 days prior to arrival. Please contact Jack Shitama if you need to make other arrangements for payment.

Program Syllabus

Session 1: Leadership with a New Vision for the Congregation
April 29-May 2, 2019

This session will enable participants to understand the contribution of family systems theory for leadership in congregational systems, to discover the issues they must face in their own lives in order to help them address those issues, and to work on the skills they need to become effective leaders in their congregations. This session will be led by Rev. Bill Selby, founder of the Center for Pastoral Effectiveness in the Rockies.

Session 2: Managing Your Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Personal and Financial Health
September 30-October 3, 2019

The objective of this session is to help each person assess their leadership skills in empowering the laity for ministry, as well as helping clergy pay attention to and manage their own health in order to be an effective leader.

Session 3: Developing a Vision of Ministry that Addresses the Community Where Ministry Takes Place
April 20-23, 2020

This session will enable participants to use and interpret the demographic information provided by Mission Insite to identify new ministry opportunities. Participants will develop a profile for their ministry context, as well as compare the demographics of their congregation to those of the surrounding community to maximize the results of their ministry efforts.

Session 4: Helping Your Congregation Create its New Future
September 28-October 1, 2020

This session will focus on leadership skills to address the various contexts of ministry of the participants and the cultural context of their congregations. Co-leaders will be recruited after Session 1 when the ministry settings of the participants are known.