Develop Leaders

Thriving in Ministry

The Thriving in Ministry initiative aligns closely with the mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) – “To see more disciples among more populations in a more caring and just world”. The Thriving in Ministry work is focusing on pastoral resiliency. It is our purpose to provide an alternative for our pastors, missionaries, and chaplains to isolation and stagnation as isolation and stagnation are the enemy of thriving and resiliency.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Thriving in Ministry is working in partnership with our conferences to develop cohorts and initiatives to help address these challenges through three crucial aspects: 1) strategic content to combat stagnation, 2) gathering in cohorts to address isolation, and 3) leveraging coaching to solidify application and maintain collegial connection. The foundation of spiritual health and spiritual practices will be strengthened and instructed each time the cohorts gather.
  • The Deeply Formed Life: Transformative Values that Root us in the Way of Jesus
  • Resiliency Cohort: Overview
  • Resiliency Cohort: Deep Spirituality (Video)
  • Resiliency Cohort: Attachment (Video)
  • Resiliency Cohort: Emotional Intelligence (Video)
  • Resiliency Cohort: Ministering in Institutions (Video)
  • Resiliency Cohort: Secondary Trauma (Video)
  • Resiliency Cohort: Intercultural Competency (Video)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever