Transitioning into Ministry
TiM: A Formational Program for Pastors New to Ministry
"Our goal is for pastors to thrive in ministry
rather than merely survive."
To provide a formational experience for beginning pastors and their congregations that will lead to the development of faithful practices and habits for lifelong ministry.
- Beginning pastors within MCEC will participate in a three-year TiM program with
- enriched mentoring,
- spiritual formation,
- teaching sessions,
- group coaching, and
- group retreats.
- MCEC congregations of beginning pastors will have available to them a congregational resource person to assist them to develop a hospitable environment and faithful practices that support growth in ministry.
- Beginning pastors will experience a safe collegial environment where they can develop networks of peer support as they explore concerns and questions and grow in minstry.
- Costs shared three ways: by the congregation, the pastor's continuing education funds, and by MCEC. Because of generous donors, there are some funds available to assist smaller or struggling congregations and pastors for whom the cost may be prohibitive.
Read personal reflections on the TiM program by participants