Network News

  • Posted Nov 18, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    PEN resource pages to live on

    We’re pleased to announce that the resource pages of the Pastoral Excellence Network’s website will continue to live on after we close on November 23. Your organization will be able to continue to benefit from the recorded PEN Talks, on-line trainings, videos, book lists, group tools, articles and links we’ve created or compiled over the past four years.

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  • Posted Sep 01, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    Pastoral Excellence Network brings work to a close

    It is with some sadness that we tell you that the Pastoral Excellence Network (PEN) will conclude its work by November 25, 2016. We are honored to have been invited by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis to work together on such an important initiative supporting clergy.

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  • Posted Aug 31, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    PEN provides leadership and guidance at recent clergy coach training

    Twenty-five clergy gathered August 22-24, 2016 at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville, MD, for an intensive training on “Clergy Coaching for Resilient Leadership.”

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  • Posted Jul 20, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    PEN Awards eighteen new grants

    The Pastoral Excellence Network is pleased to announce that as a result of our June adjudication, PEN grants have been awarded to 18 organizations who are initiating, expanding or collaborating on pastoral excellence projects. The grants range in size from $12,000 to $25,000 depending on the nature and scope of the project and the needs of the applicant, in accordance with our funding guidelines.

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  • Posted May 25, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    PEN hosts second Pastoral Residency School

    The second Pastoral Excellence Network (PEN) Pastoral Residency School convened on April 25-27 at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Pastoral residencies provide opportunities for newly or about to be ordained clergy to have a ministry experience in a congregation, supported by mentoring and intentional learning and pastoral formation experiences.

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