Develop Leaders

Thriving in Ministry

The Thriving in Ministry course focuses on pastoral resiliency and will help strengthen the foundation of spiritual health and spiritual practices for our pastors, chaplains, and missionaries.

Pastoral resiliency is critical to achieving the mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) – “To see more disciples among more populations in a more caring and just world”.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Thriving in Ministry is working in partnership with our conferences and associations to develop cohorts and initiatives to help address these challenges through three crucial aspects:
• strategic content to combat stagnation,
• gathering in cohorts to address isolation
• leveraging coaching to solidify application and maintain collegial connection.
  • Thriving in Ministry Resources
  • The Deeply Formed Life: Transformative Values that Root us in the Way of Jesus
  • The Deeply Formed Life Cohort: Contemplative Rhythms
  • The Deeply Formed Life Cohort: Racial Reconciliation
  • The Deeply Formed Life Cohort: Interior Examination
  • The Deeply Formed Life Cohort: Sexual Wholeness
  • The Deeply Formed Life Cohort: Missional Presence
  • Children & Family Ministry: Identity & Call
  • Children & Family Ministry: A Season of Change
  • Children & Family Ministry: Connecting with your Authentic Voice
  • Children & Family Ministry: Diverse Children's Ministry
  • Children & Family Ministry: Creating a Discipleship Plan
  • Children & Family Ministry: Equipping Others in the Mission of Ministry
  • Resiliency Cohort: Overview
  • Resiliency Cohort: Deep Spirituality (Video)
  • Resiliency Cohort: Attachment (Video)
  • Resiliency Cohort: Emotional Intelligence (Video)
  • Resiliency Cohort: Ministering in Institutions (Video)
  • Resiliency Cohort: Secondary Trauma (Video)
  • Resiliency Cohort: Intercultural Competency (Video)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever