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.
Pandemic Clergy Retreat
Date: January 12 - 14, 2021
A Time for Rest, Renewal and Re-visioning. Program time will be used for round table discussion and sharing as we learn from each other. Clergy personal retreats are also available.
A Voice of the Heart Clergy Spiritual Retreat
Next Cohort Begins: tbd
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.
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!
Clergy Retirement Transition Retreat
Next Program: February 2020
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.
Dates: June 15 - 16, 2020 (with option to stay through June 17)
Presented by the Dunkle Mackey Preaching Seminar, this overnight retreat will provide time for clergy to focus on long-range sermon planning.