Sustaining Pastoral Excellence

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence began in 2003 to support and strengthen Christian Reformed pastors—so they can help build vital congregations. God blessed that project in many ways. Now we’re building on those blessings to reach even more pastors. Read more

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September 29: Peer Learning Grants for Pastors - SPE is accepting proposals for small groups of pastors to gather to share, learn, encourage, and pray together. Read More
September 1: Pastoral Excellence Project Seeking Applicants - The CRC is seeking applicants to participate in its Spiritual Vitality in Pastors Project, a 16-month spiritual-formation journey being funded by a matching grant from the Pastoral Excellence Network and three CRC ministries. Read More

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Sustaining Pastoral Excellence began in 2003 to support and strengthen Christian Reformed pastors—so they can help build vital congregations.
SPE Learning Events are opportunities for pastor couples (pastor and spouse) to get away for 48 hours to be refreshed and encouraged in their lives, marriage, and ministry.
Our office is here to help ministry leaders and pastors learn about, and take, vocational ministry assessments.
Peer Learning (PL) Group Grants offer pastors an opportunity to gather for learning, support, prayer, encouragement, and fellowship.
The role of a pastor’s spouse can be both rewarding and challenging. Spouses deal with challenges other congregation members don’t have.
We share the following resources in the hope that they may contain ideas for those interested in forming peer learning groups or in sponsoring continuing education events for pastors.
Stories from grantees about their peer learning group experiences.
News about grants awarded, new training tools, conferences and more.
For more information you may contact us by phone, email or postal mail.
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