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Making Good Pastors Better

In 2012, Christian Theological Seminary launched the Center for Pastoral Excellence, an initiative to support the next generation of church leaders through a range of programs addressing “the long arc of ministry” from vocational discernment and seminary training, to sustaining clergy through their careers. Initial programs include:

The Discipleship Project, a cohort-based, immersive masters of divinity program which aims to help new pastors preach as Jesus would

The New Media Project, a research project that helps religious leaders reflect theologically about and learn about ways religious use media

The Clergy Renewal Program provides congregations with grants for pastoral renewal programs

The Pastoral Excellence Network offers resources for theology schools and learners

A preaching and worship initiative supports excellence and innovation in worship




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The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

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Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...


Mon, May 21, 2018 - 09:00 am
The Leadership Institute at Union Presbyterian Seminary, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, invites you...

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010


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