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6 Month Virtual Cohorts of Learning & Practice

Beginning Fall 2021
Presented by: The Ministry Collaborative

This fall, The Ministry Collaborative will be launching several 6 month long, virtual cohorts that will include ministry leaders from across the country! This new online cohort opportunity is in response to the need for spaces and processes to not only more adequately care for and support one another, but also to help expand each other’s imagination, collaborate and engage in life-giving learning and deep theological conversation, enhancing skills and tools needed for innovative ministry, as well as hear and learn from some of the most sought-after practitioners from around the world, exploring creative ways of building and equipping leadership capacity for the long-term.  If you’re interested, please reserve a spot now, as space is limited and cohorts are filling up. 

BreathingRoom

Breathing Room

Coming Soon
Presented by: The Ministry Collaborative

Breathing Room provides clergy a place of care and concern when you feel tired, overwhelmed, burnt out, and depleted. It also provides resources, avenues and conversation partners for follow up if desired.

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 is not only deeply transformative for participants but also an avenue for developing collaborative relationships and equipping ministry 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 equipping the church and faithful and courageous ministry across the country.

For over a decade, the Macedonian Ministry Foundation has been committed to serving, supporting, and equipping 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