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  • Clergy coaching when “this changes everything”

    Posted Oct 23, 2014 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    By Lawrence Peers | Naomi Klein concludes her recent book, This Changes Everything, by sharing her discussion with a friend about what she should ask a world leader she was going to be meeting. The friend said, “Ask him: History knocked on your door; did you answer?” Klein concludes, “That’s a good question, for all of us.”

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  • A question asked by the unsure: Am I good enough to be a pastor’s spouse?

    Posted Oct 20, 2014 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | “Am I good enough to be a pastor’s spouse?” is a question often asked by spouses (especially females) who are just entering into ministry with their clergy spouse. Though pastors’ spouses are excited about partnering with a person who loves God and wants to serve God and God’s people, many feel they can never measure up to the role they think is expected.

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  • A place to be

    Posted Oct 15, 2014 | The Discipleship Project

    By Heath Jones | For four years I took something for granted that I have since learned to cherish. That is, community. Community simply happened around me in my four years of undergrad education. I could venture out into the hallway of my dormitory at any moment to find life and energy. Friendships developed and were sustained with little effort because paths crossed organically.

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Featured Publications


  • Nov 04, 2014 | Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs

    An invitation: What will make your heart sing?

    You are invited to attend an informational meeting about the 2015 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations at Christian Theological Seminary. It will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014, from 1 – 3 pm in the Shelton Auditorium at Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 West 42nd St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

  • 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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