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Dedicated to strengthening and sustaining excellent pastoral leaders for a lifetime of creative and effective service to the church

11 Battle Place
Arlington, MA 02474-2908
508-405-1850

Rev. Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Director

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Peers
Director of Education

Willie Sordillo
Administrator

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Pastoral Excellence Network

This is an archived site.

Our mission is to work with congregations and church-related institutions to help new pastors get the best possible start in ministry and to encourage experienced pastors to sustain their vitality by participating in communities of ongoing support and learning.

Our goal is to sustain the momentum and amplify the impact of Lilly Endowment's Transition into Ministry (TiM) and Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) programs.

Together we seek to expand the body of wisdom about what constitutes pastoral excellence as we lean forward into a church whose future we cannot yet fully see or imagine.

The Pastoral Excellence Network is part of the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary.

 

Farewell ...

"As the Pastoral Excellence Network concludes its work after almost four years, we have sometimes found ourselves using the expression “PEN is closing its doors.” As I’ve reflected on that phrase, I realized that it somehow doesn’t quite fit with my experience. 

Over these four years, our work has opened many doors for clergy across many faith traditions who, because of the training, resourcing, support and modest grants we have offered, have been able to be part of a clergy community of practice, work with a mentor or clergy coach, or experience a pastoral residency." [Read more].

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Inspiration from the Liturgical Letter for 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Confidence in Our Creator"Lord, we take refuge in you (Psalm 16), for you listen to our despair (1 Samuel 1:4-20) and...

Practicing Gratitude

My wife and I recently relocated, which led us to visit a half-dozen churches in the past two months. Each seemed to...

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) of Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to announce and to recognize the Rev. Dr....

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