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Pastoral Excellence Network

Dedicated to strengthening and sustaining excellent pastoral leaders for a lifetime of creative and effective service to the church


Welcome to the Pastoral Excellence Network!

Our mission is to create and foster a network of organizations committed to encouraging and supporting excellence in pastoral ministry. We seek to help churches and church-related organizations provide opportunities for pastors to find support and learning throughout their professional lives.  We work with congregations and organizations to help new pastors get the best possible start in ministry.  And we help congregations and organizations equip experienced pastors with practices that will sustain their vital ministry, particularly through peer learning groups.

We endeavor to sustain the momentum and amplify the impact which Lilly Endowment Inc. started more than ten years ago through the Transition into Ministry (TiM) and Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) programs. We seek to expand the body of wisdom about what constitutes pastoral excellence as we lean forward into a church whose future we cannot yet fully see or imagine.

We invite you to be part of building our Network:

• Explore this site for resources, networks, examples, and events.
• Watch a video on what's special about Sustaining Pastoral Excellence.
• Read our blog.
• Join us on Facebook and Twitter.
• Sign up for the e-newsletter.

 

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Events

  • Nov 17, 2014 - Nov 19, 2014 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    Clergy coaching for change and resilient leadership

    This training is for both new and experienced clergy coaches who seek a grounding in the fundamental perspectives and practices of coaching and also want to develop their capacities to help clergy in the processes of change and resilience. This event will launch clergy coach communities of practice for those interested in on-going learning with other clergy coaches.

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