We seek younger pastors (generally in their 30s to early 40s) with 5-10 years of experience in ministry who have developed some confidence, optimism, and security in a pastoral role, and who demonstrate high potential for the next two to three decades of Christian ministry.
The WPLP is open to pastors who:
Criteria for selection will include:
We hope that the participants will share basic assumptions regarding pastoral collegiality across social and theological divides; the character of constructive engagement and dialogue; the value of pastoral congregational ministry; and the necessity of professional pastoral development. Pastors from all Christian traditions, including Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Independent are welcome to apply.
Pastors selected into the program will reflect a broad spectrum of Indiana pastors, with the selection committee taking into consideration regional, denominational, theological, racial, ethnic, and gender balance in each two-year cohort.
Ethan Maple, New Palestine, Indiana