The Mentoring Group (MG) Program offers pastors an opportunity to delve into a specific ministry transition—exploring transition, second call, or later career—while supporting, caring for, and encouraging one another. Grants of up to $5,000 (USD) funds group activities.
Pastors are free to plan almost all aspects of their time together: who the group members will be, who the group facilitator will be, which of the three transitions they’ll pursue, when to meet, what books they’ll read, if they’ll attend a conference, and what the required retreat will look like. Since groups will create their own plan, no two groups will be alike. The groups will be made up of four to six pastors (plus a facilitator) who desire to gather together to learn from each other while fostering wellbeing in their ministry, lives, and relationships.