The Pastors’ Learning Community is a collegial, regionally based small group of pastors, ideally between 8 and 12 individuals, which meets monthly with the purpose of developing and honing leadership skills related to church transformation. Because most pastors are well prepared as theologians, worship leaders and care givers, the focus of Learning Communities lies on leadership development. By participating in one, you will naturally develop skills that will help you lead your church into transformation.
The curriculum for the Learning Communities is available on this web site in the store area.
Learning Communities support pastors in a variety of ways:
- Peer support. More than sharing their situations with one another, members of the learning community will “be there” for each other in very tangible ways: praying, developing strategies and sharing resources.
- Accountability. The collegiality of a learning community encourages its members to plan, commit to and put into practice behaviors that lead toward transformation in a pastoral, fraternal context.
- Learning from Experts. The members of the Pastors’ Learning Community come to a meeting prepared to discuss a book which has been assigned which covers some aspect of the transformation process.
- Adult Learning Format. TCN has developed a flexible curriculum with more material per session than any group will cover. Adult learners will focus on what they feel will be the most useful to them, so each group will take the topic of each session in its own unique direction.
- Best Practices. Each session of the Learning Community curriculum includes homework assignments designed to bring the principles of transformation into a practical focus in the personal and professional lives of the participating pastors.