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Church Resource Ministries: reFocusing
Anaheim, CA

Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry: Pastoral Leadership Program
Seattle, WA

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Church Resource Ministries: reFocusing
http://www.reFocusing.org

Church Resource Ministries equips churches to impact their communities with the lived-and-proclaimed gospel of Christ and to strengthen pastors to lead their churches well by: (a) developing turn-key resources, (b) training leaders to use the resources, (c) equipping churches using these resources via consulting relationships, and (d) coaching pastors to develop the character, confidence, and skill to lead via coaching relationships. We train pastors, church planters, and their leadership teams to implement the Missional Pathway in their churches. For the last 20 years, our primary delivery system has been the Pastors’ reFocusing Network. The Network is a gathering of four to eight senior pastors who meet one day a month for 18 to 24 months, take two three-day retreats together, and receive individual coaching each month. The reFocusing Network curriculum is designed to support the development of the pastors’ leadership character, skills, and confidence and to guide the pastors as they lead their churches through the Missional Pathway process. The end result is congregations that regularly and effectively minister to the unchurched in their locale.

Contact:
David Zimmerman, reFocusing Global Director (david.zimmerman@crmleaders.org)
1240 N. Lakeview Av #120, Anaheim, CA 92807
770-633-1886

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Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry: Pastoral Leadership Program
http://www.seattleu.edu/stm/plp/

This holistic, one-year program equips proven and promising pastoral leaders with deepened and expanded leadership that will ensuring long-term effective ministry, spiritual depth, and personal integrity. Beginning with an on-campus two-week intensive in July, participants form culturally diverse ecumenical peer groups to expand their leadership skills, deepen their theological and spiritual core, and explore ways to enhance their careers and their communities, with intensive sessions during summer, fall, winter, and the final summer. The program includes classes, peer group experiences, and theological reflection supported by a relationship with a spiritual coach provided by the program. Drawing pastoral leaders from a variety of contexts, the participants meet on campus for two consecutive summer intensives and one three-day intensive in the intervening fall and winter. All other work continues through hybrid distance learning models designed to support peer reflection and community building, organization based activities that support personal and professional goals throughout the year. This program is supported by 6 annual Early Pastor scholarships, and forms the first year a Doctor of Ministry program for those interested in pursuing that degree. We start in July each year with an 11 day intensive and then meet again for 4 days in both October and February. All other work is facilitated by our learning management system.

Contact:
Sharon Henderson Callahan, Professor and Director of the Doctor of Ministry (scal@seattleu.edu)
901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
206-296-5336

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