Questions about the Clergy Journey? Email the Rev. Bill Allport.
What leadership challenges do I face for which I do not have an answer but must address if I am to lead this congregation through missional transformation?
The clergy journey parallels the congregational journey. Clergy are key in creating safe spaces for the laity to guide the congregation, yet for clergy there are significant leadership challenges in leading congregations in the 21st Century.
The Clergy Journey involves discovering and experimenting into their individual leadership challenges. As a Clergy Cohort, they meet monthly, adopt a common spiritual practice and form strong bonds of trust with each other and with their Clergy Coach. Through a variety of tools for personal and professional development, clergy develop awareness and understanding about what it means to lead congregations amid discontinuous change and become local theologians.
The first cohort of clergy began the process in March 2014, the second in March 2015 and the third in early 2017.