Healthy Pastors – Relevant Ministries
The Lott Carey Pastoral
Excellence Network (PEN) cultivates missional pastors through promoting
practices of health and wholeness and by advocating innovative ministry impact
informed by the global church. Through
semi-annual gatherings and annual international experiential learning
immersions, pastors broaden visions, build networks, and deepen impacts.
Keep up with insights, resources, and programs to nurture pastoral imagination and practices of excellence at PEN at Christian Theological Seminary.
Explore twelve time-honored practices shaped by the Christian community over the centuries and that still are richly relevant to contemporary experience at Practicing our Faith, developed by the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith at Valparaiso University.
Subscribe to The Journal of Family and Community Ministries: Resources for Christian Leaders (JFCM), a free online, peer-reviewed journal that provides research-based articles to congregational and ministry leaders as they seek to serve others locally and globally.
- Semi-annual Pastoral Excellence Network Conferences convene on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during Lott Carey’s Annual Session that convenes in August, and on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning during Lott Carey's Annual Spring Missions Conference to focus on:
- Care for Pastors - promoting practices of self-care through personal and spiritual wellness.
- Creativity for Pastors - exploring pressing theological issues and contemporary challenges to good and faithful ministries.
- Annual Pastoral Excellence Network International Immersions are held in first quarter of the year to give pastors opportunities for cross-cultural ministries and partnerships with host communities and colleagues to facilitate journeys through orientation, disorientation, and new orientation.
For information about the Conference or Immersion, contact David Emmanuel Goatley (firstname.lastname@example.org).