“God is actively dis-establishing the church in America.” That line in last week’s article garnered some significant reaction, ranging from relief to gratitude to annoyance to rejection. “Numbers still matter Continue Reading →
The mission of Macedonian Ministry is to develop pastors and congregations for creative leadership in their community.Learn More
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Growing Faithfully, Together “Our first Austin cohort brings together strong leaders from across the area. Each in a distinct way, we are considering how to navigate change: change in the Continue Reading →
Our newest Atlanta cohort not only represents the rapidly growing diversity of the city, but also the necessity of experimenting, innovating, and adapting ministry to complex communities…urban, suburban, refugee, homeless, seekers, searchers, skeptics, podcasters, old, young, and in-between! Continue reading
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Cohorts are made up of 10-15 ministry leaders that represent the diversity of a local community and who are committed the development of their personal and professional lives as well as their congregations’ engagement beyond the walls of their church. A cohort is a supportive learning community of practice and an incubator for developing leaders.
Facilitators plan and lead cohort development, serving as a pastor to the pastors throughout their journey. Macedonian Ministry Facilitators are carefully selected and uniquely trained to lead the cohort for their three-year journey. They promote an environment where pastor’s spiritual health and leadership capacity can thrive.
Contextualized Peer Learning
Facilitators and cohorts engage in a highly contextualized process-oriented curriculum, designed to develop creative, adaptive, and collaborative leaders for the church and surrounding community.
Community Engaged Congregations
Engaging lay leaders through faculty-led seminars and other avenues for lay leader development is essential for healthy congregations and flourishing communities. Cohorts intermittently host these opportunities thorough the duration of the three-year program.
Access to Leading Voices
Macedonian Ministry cohorts are members of a larger learning community that include renowned faculty, expert led workshops, engaging seminars, and timely webinars.
Pilgrimage and Formative Immersion
Recognizing that sustained learning takes place in communities of practice where there are deep bonds and shared, hands-on experiences, Macedonian Ministry offers cohorts a Holy Land Pilgrimage as well as state-side immersion opportunities in a variety of unique ministry contexts.
During the night, Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us."~ Acts 16:9