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  • Posted Jan 17, 2014 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    Cultivating greenhouses and hot spots

    With the launch of the Pastoral Excellence Network (PEN) a year ago, the next wave of exploration and development of pastoral excellence initiatives is underway. PEN is collaborating with a variety of regional and national bodies to carry forward this important work so that existing programs can be strengthened and new initiatives can be launched.

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  • Posted Jan 16, 2014 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    PEN contact information changes

    The Pastoral Excellence Network has a new mailing address and phone number.

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  • Posted Nov 01, 2013 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    Harvesting wisdom and tending growing edges

    On May 13-15 and May 20-22, 2013, the Pastoral Excellence Network, Lilly Endowment Inc., and the Center for Pastoral Excellence at CTS hosted an inaugural meeting of leaders and participants from Lilly Endowment’s Transition into Ministry and Sustaining Pastoral Excellence programs.

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  • Posted Nov 01, 2013 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    PEN announces pilot project for middle judicatory church leaders

    These small groups, comprised of three or four new Associate Conference Ministers (ACM) and a more seasoned ACM, who serves as a group facilitator, will meet monthly for a minimum of two years using an online meeting platform as well as gathering face to face once a year for an overnight retreat.

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  • Posted Nov 01, 2013 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    New book on pastoral ministry

    Explore the new book "Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving" by Bob Burns, Tasha Chapman, and Donald Guthrie. In addition to telling the story and sharing the research of this Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program, the Pastors’ Summits, this book provides a perspective and a current resource for pastors, clergy peer learning groups, and those who support pastors.

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