What Is the WPLP?

The Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program exists to affirm the high calling of Indiana pastors and to expand pastoral imagination.

We do this by forming two-year peer learning cohorts anchored in rich dialogue with civic leaders.

Pastors reflect theologically and adaptively on pressing social issues, convening important conversations for the public good of Indiana and seeking the fulfillment of the reign of God.

The connections I have made with the other participants are priceless. This program not only strengthens and inspires my ministry but it has successfully solved the fundamental problem of loneliness in ministry. I believe the Wabash program creates a totally unique bond between ministers of different denominations and extremely different situations and backgrounds that is almost impossible to find anywhere else. The trust I feel and have with the other participants allows me to have conversations I thought were impossible. Where else would you see a Methodist, a Disciple of Christ, a Church of Christ and an Independent discuss the theology of a building, the role of women in ministry and the purpose of ministry for four hours without anyone getting angry and everyone still being honest?"

Amanda Meade, Jeffersonville, Indiana

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