The Center for Clergy Excellence (CCE) is a Pecometh initiative focused on outstanding spiritual leadership. Its programs address a variety of ministry needs and situations.
All programs have a common core of principles as a foundation for effective Christian leaders. These are:
CCE programs also focus on practical aspects of spiritual leadership such as preaching, administration, pastoral care, theology/doctrine and sacraments.
Certificate in Congregational Leadership Program
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 Excellence: Residency in Ministry Track
Next Program Cohort Begins: August
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 2020
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.
Program Begins: September 2019
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.
A Voice of the Heart Clergy Spiritual Retreat
Next Cohort Begins: Fall 2019
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.
Clergy Retirement Transition Retreat
Next Program: 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!