PTS Thrive is funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2018 which has commissioned the development of “programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as role models and exemplars and guide them through key leadership challenges at critical moments in their ministerial careers” with the aim being to “help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus enhance the vitality of the congregations they serve.”
PTS Thrive will:
PTS Thrive will network all educational assets of the Church of God in order to recruit pastoral candidates for ongoing ministerial enrichment, coaching, and mentoring. The goal is to assure thriving in the first years of pastoral ministry. This program includes PTS graduates and non-seminarian pastors facing challenges and transition points in order to help them and their congregations thrive as well.