Purpose: This program is intended to enhance skills among those authorized for ministry, address concerns particular to new positions and transitions in ministry, as well as to meet and form a supportive network for clergy in the New Hampshire Conference.
Format: The support group utilizes the case conference model in which clergy are able to share concerns or problems they are facing in their new ministry settings.
Leadership: The Rev. Dr. William "Billy" Brown retired from his role as the group facilitator in June, 2018. As new leadership information becomes available, it will be posted here.
Enrollment: Check back for contact information on enrollment. In the past, start-up times are offered where there are either breaks in the meeting schedule, or when there is enough clergy interest to create a group. Limited enrollment (8 being the maximum) allows ample time to have needs addressed. After a two-year cycle of participation, clergy are encouraged to seek support in the Pastoral Leadership Development Groups offered throughout the Conference.
Cost: Donations of $20 per participant for each session are combined with funding from the Grace Scott Fund for Pastoral Care to fund this program.
Limited scholarship assistance is available for those in need. Please contact Rev. Gordon Rankin, Conference Minister, at (603) 225-6647, ext. 1101 or firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for financial support.
Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
-- I Thessalonians 5:11 (NRSV)