As the pastoral cohort project, The Ministry Collaborative is committed to developing a national network of pastors and congregations committed to faithful, creative, and collaborative engagement in their communities.

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An Unparalleled Cohort Experience

Cohorts are highly committed, supportive, and collaborative learning communities of 10-15 ministry leaders who make a three-year commitment. Combining high levels of diversity with high levels of commitment, the cohort experience that is not only deeply transformative for participants but also an avenue for developing collaborative relationships for community engagement.

We’re Here to Come Alongside You in Your Ministry

The Ministry Collaborative is not just a small staff of people that oversees a program, but rather a growing network of trained facilitators, committed advisors, workshop and retreat leaders, and extraordinarily generous supporters. When you become a part of the Macedonian Ministry network, you’re not only coming together with your ministry colleagues for a cohort program, workshop, or retreat, you’re joining a growing network of resources and people committed to faithful and courageous ministry across the country.

For over a decade, the Macedonian Ministry Foundation has been committed to serving and supporting ministry leaders all over the country, so that there might be a vast network of leaders and congregations that are adequately resourced and equipped for ministry in a rapidly changing landscape. While the approach continues to evolve, that commitment remains the same. The Ministry Collaborative is the latest project of MMF. It is our way of continuing to invest in ministry leaders through transformative peer learning cohorts and other avenues of support.

Testimonials

I said ‘yes’ to being a cohort member because I am a lifelong learning and the opportunity to delve into the Macedonian Ministry curriculum was one I couldn’t refuse. I also miss the camaraderie and collegiality of seminary and was really impressed with and am drawn to get to know my fellow cohort members.

Jennifer Maxell
Cohort Member, Pastor
Breakthrough Fellowship

I said yes to being the mentor of this cohort because I have experienced the gift of Macedonian Ministry, as a former member of a cohort, and I wanted to pay that forward. Also, the timing was right in my ‘bandwidth’ to do this and I’m thrilled about the incredible cohort that we have brought together.

Marthame Sanders
Mentor, AIJCAST

I said yes to being a member of this cohort because of the opportunity to connect with clergy, be around people who get it, and to learn and grow from a shared table.

Stephanie Cooper
Cohort Member, University Baptist Church