An Eye on Future Growth – 2015 and Beyond

As our program continues to expand with new concepts and new Cohorts, we cast an eye to the short and long-term future, as we seek new ways to reach more pastors and communities.

  • We are officially international! The St. Andrews Macedonian Ministry Cohort was formed and conducted their first formal meeting on September 8, 2015.
  • The First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, FL is the first congregation to completely sponsor a Macedonian Ministry group. This South Florida Cohort began in the winter of 2015.
  • We convened our first-ever national Macedonian Ministry conference on August 31 – September 2, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. Macedonian Ministry mentors and pastors from around the country came together to network with one another and share “best practices in ministry.”

An Evolving Process – 2014 Highlights

The steady growth of Macedonian Ministry is a testimony to the urgent need for pastoral renewal. While we are enormously proud of the achievements of our Cohort programs, we are constantly looking for ways to improve and expand the offerings we provide.

Welcoming New Cohorts

We started four new Cohorts in Asheville, NC; Birmingham, AL; Jacksonville, FL; and Richmond, VA, welcoming 55 more pastors and congregations into our program.

Smaller, Focused Cohorts

We reduced the size of our Cohorts from 18 to approximately 12 per group, allowing for more individual attention.

New Pilgrimage Approach

Pilgrimages to the Holy Land were rearranged to allow two Cohorts to travel together, allowing them to network with one another, and be better stewards of each of their donor’s financial investment.